Journal 10 min. every day.
What is a verb?
What are the 2 different types of verbs we discussed in class?
What are the 3 different forms, (or tenses) of verbs we talked about in class?
Write an example sentence of present tense:
Write an example sentence of past tense:
Write an example sentence of future tense:
Change the following sentences from present tense to past tense. (I.e.: climb to climbed)
*He sits in the chair—
*The wash is done—
*The dog wags his tail—
*We eat pie after dinner—
*Dad wants his ice cream—
Change the following sentences from past tense to future tense. (I.e.: climbed to will climb)
*I called the restaurant for reservations—
*They shoveled the driveway—
*The students studied well for their tests—
*Karen ate all her candy for breakfast—
*We arrived early for the movie—
Under line the verbs in these sentences. Replace the weak verbs with stronger verbs.
(example: He went down the street—He sauntered down the street.)
*She cut down the tree with an axe. —
*The goat pushed the troll off the bridge. —
*King Midas held the gold coin. —
*Cinderella cleaned the stove. —
*The player hit the ball to 2nd base. –
*Paul fell off the picnic bench. –
Think of a specific noun. Think of 4 or 5 specific actions that this noun does. Follow this pattern without revealing what your noun was. We’ll try to guess in class.
I _______________, and I _______________, and I ___________, and I ______________. What am I? (ex: I leap, I climb, I swing, I clean myself. What am I? A monkey)
Think of strong describing verbs for these words. (Ex: Hummingbirds whirr)
Think of strong nouns for these verbs. (Ex. Jackhammers chatter)
Part V (Putting nouns and verbs together)
Underline your nouns once and your verbs twice. Replace weak nouns and verbs in the following sentences with strong nouns and verbs.
(ex: The animal went into the place. – The bear crawled into the cave.)
*I got some stuff and sat down. –
* I like to watch things up in the air. –
*When I got to the place, I heard something. –
*While doing things, he got tired. –
*She walked over there and saw someone. –
*I yelled to the dog and he came to me. –
*I ate food with someone. –
*Dan went that way and got a thing. —