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Name: _______________________ Read the poem below and look for action verbs. Underline the action verbs with a red crayon.

Play!

by Lill Pluta

I jump. I shake. I dance. I hop. I like to move. I cannot stop. I scoot and roll across the floor. I spin in circles out the door. I run outside. I leap. I skip. I bounce. I slide. I swing. I flip. But I'm still careful! I don't trip!

How many action verbs did you find in this poem?

_______________

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My Action Verb Poem

Write your own action verb poem in the style of Lill Pluta's poem, "Play!" Underline the action verbs with a crayon. Try to start each sentence with the word I, followed by an action verb. Illustrate your poem on a separate sheet of paper.

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(title)

written by _________________________________

(your name))

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Name: _______________________ Read the poem below and look for action verbs. Underline the action verbs with a red crayon.

Play!

by Lill Pluta

I jump. I shake. I dance. I hop. I like to move. I cannot stop. I scoot and roll across the floor. I spin in circles out the door. I run outside. I leap. I skip. I bounce. I slide. I swing. I flip. But I'm still careful! I don't trip!

** Note: The word am, which is part of I'm, is a linking verb. ** Note: The word do, which is part of don't, is a helping verb. ** Note: Out the door is a prepositional phrase. ** Note: Across the floor is a prepositional phrase. ** Note: Can is a helping verb that helps the main verb, stop.

How many action verbs did you find in this poem?

17

(Actually it's 18 if you count the word play in the title.)

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