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Identification of Action Words

Grade 1
Sep 3, 2022

Action words, often known as action verbs, are words that express an action. They show the action being done.  


Jump, crawl, eat, drink, go, stop, run, walk, sleep, wash, open, close, push, pull, play, hug, tickle, dance, shake, sit, stand, toss, catch, and come etc. 

Observe the images of different actions and read aloud.  

Identify different actions
Identify different actions
Identify different actions
Identify different actions

Identify different actions in the images. 

Let’s take a look at some of the animals’ actions. 

Identify different actions
Identify different actions

Animals are performing various actions in this scene. 


How do you recognize action words

Identify action word

It is the act of doing something, usually in order to achieve a goal.  

Let’s look at a small story of little Alice 

Alice met a cat on Monday morning. “I can run,” the cat declared. “Can you get away?” “I, too, can run!” Alice exclaimed. 

 story of little Alice

“I can jump,” claimed the frog when Alice saw him on Tuesday. Do you have the ability to leap? I can jump, too, Alice declared. 

 story of little Alice

Alice saw a bird on Wednesday. “I’m a singer,” the bird declared. “Do you have any musical abilities?” “I can sing, too!” Alice declared. 

 story of little Alice

Alice met a fish on Thursday. “I’m a swimmer,” the fish declared. “Do you have any swim capabilities?” “I can swim too!” Alice exclaimed. 

 story of little Alice

On Friday, Alice caught up with a buddy. “I can skip,” said the friend. I’m a dancer. I can hop. I can spin. “Do you want to play with me?” “Yes, I can!” Alice replied. “I’d be delighted to play with you.”  

 story of little Alice

Did you enjoy the story? 

Let’s go over the story again, this time with some QUESTIONS. 

1. On Monday, what did Alice and the cat do? 

Answer: Run 

2. On Tuesday what did Alice and the frog do? 

Answer: Jump 

3. What did Alice and the bird do on Wednesday? 

Answer: Sing 

4. On Thursday, what did Alice and the fish do? 

Answer: Swim 

5. Who did she meet on Friday? 

Answer: Friend 

6. On the basis of the story, what can a buddy do? She can….. 

Answer: She can skip, dance, hop and twirl. 

Let’s study some sentences taken from the story. 

  1. Alice sings on Wednesday. 
  2. The frog jumps on Tuesday. 
  3. Alice and the friend skips, dance, and hope on Friday. 
  4. What do we call the words that tell us about the activity or state of something or someone? 

Answer: We call them action words or verbs. 

  • Words that describe the action that we do are known as action words or verbs. 
  • They tell what something or someone does. 

Let’s learn some action words. 

Try to do the action words. 

Are you ready? 

  1. Clap 
  1. Walk 
  1. Dance 
  1. Eat 
  1. Sit 

Find the action words in each sentence. 

Let’s read together. Ready? 

  1. Children play with their toys. 
Children play with their toys.

Answer: Play 

  1. Mother cooks delicious food. 
Mother cooks delicious food. 

Answer:  Cooks 

  1. The baby drinks her milk. 
The baby drinks her milk. 

Answer: Drinks 

  1. The man walks at the park with his dog. 
The man walks at the park with his dog. 

Answer: Walks 

  1. She sings very well. 
She sings very well. 

Answer: Sings 

The teacher monitors the activity and assists them if required. 


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