Day 7 - Mr. Britt

Day 7 - Mr. Britt

Day 7 Action Verbs and Informational Text Elements Objectives: Identify and understand informational text elements present in a nonfiction text. Utilize informational text elements to discern an main idea.

Homework: VCR 1b Week 1 Close Reading due Friday Agenda Warm Up Vocabulary 1B

Action Verbs Verbs Practice Informational text elements Disney Vaccine Article Warm Up Identify the verbs in the following sentences as action or linking. Put all prepositional phrases in ( ).

1. He ran into the store. 2. Mary thinks about grammar everyday. 3. Ahmed is a student. Vocabulary 1B Take out your VCR books and begin working on exercise 1B. You will have 10 minutes.

I will come around to check 1A. Informational Text Elements What do they really show us? Page 242

Listen and read Who Killed the Iceman? Annotate for the questions on the sides of your book.

Click Verbs Verbs A verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being and is necessary to make a statement. Ex: I am free. (Am is the verb as it is a state of being.)

Real Verbs are separated into: 1. Action 2. Linking There is also a verb-like type called helping verbs. Action Verbs Action verbs tell what a person or thing does. They can express

mental or physical action. Ex: The dog barked all day. (physical action) Ex: He thought about the dog all day. (mental action) Linking Verbs A linking verb joins the subject of a sentence with a word or expression that identifies or describes the subject. Expresses a state of being.

All forms of the verb to be are linking verbs. Ex: The teacher is cranky. (Is links cranky to teacher.) Handy Tip for Linking Verbs Linking verbs are like the equal signs of language. (=) Any verb that can be replaced with is, am, are, be, become, or becomes to create a sentence with nearly the same

meaning is a linking verb. Action or Linking Verb? action We celebrated the Chinese New Year. linking

The holiday is usually in February. #1 Identify the verb. #2 Action or state of being? #3 Action=action verb & state of being = li Action or Linking Verb?

linking John looked tired. action John looked through the binoculars. #1 Identify the verb. #2 Action or state of being?

#3 Action=action verb & state of being = li Action or Linking Verb? action Remain in your seats until the end of class. linking

Remain calm. #1 Identify the verb. #2 Action or state of being? #3 Action=action verb & state of being = li Action or Linking Verb? Your Turn! Any verb that can be replaced with is, am, are, be,

become, or becomes to create a sentence with nearly the same meaning is a linking verb. The sky looks blue. I walked home. Our teacher seemed crazy. Group Exercise Identify and label verbs Active

Active 1. Amy and I go outside and begin our chores. Active 2. The red ants fought the black ants. Active

3. Salmon actually swim upstream. Linking 4. Fiona is Irish. Linking

5. One well-known Irish American was President John F. Kennedy. Linking 6. This is a story about an iceman. Linking 7. His ideas were new and exciting.

Group Exercise Verb Worksheet Get into your 4 person groups and take a worksheet. Each person needs to complete sections A-D. You will have 15 minutes to complete. Whatever you do not finish is homework. Closure List three things you learned about nonfiction

today. Describe two of the steps needed to understand nonfiction. Compose one question you still have regarding nonfiction.

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