Hyper kids? Use their energy to teach VERBS!

Seriously! Turn that energy into a grammar lesson with my Verb Song! (below)

But first, a quick Thank You to CRA for the opportunity to share some of my fluency games last weeknd. I had a great time meeting teachers, reading specialists, and administrators at your California Reading Association conference in Riverside!

But OK–back to the topic–since it’s Friday and the kids are about to burst. (Or possibly their teacher? : ) Been there, done that!)

Erin’s VERB SONG is based on an old favorite Come on and Join Into the Game (author unknown, public domain) I bet you’ll recognize it instantly.:

Erin’s VERB SONG

Let everyone laugh like me.
(ha-ha)
Let everyone laugh like me.
(ha-ha)
Come on and join in to the game,
See how many verbs you can name.

(Now have a student try…)

Let everyone skip like __________(Name of student who contributed verb/ex. James)
(skip around)
Let everyone skip like James.
(skip around)
Come on and join in to the game,
See how many verbs you can name.

Let everyone sneeze like _________(ex Vivian).
(achoo!)
Let everyone sneeze like Vivian.
(achoo!)
Come on and join in to the game,
See how many verbs you can name.

Let everyone yawn like _________(ex. Jesse).
(yawn)
Let everyone yawn like Jesse.
(yawn)
Come on and join in to the game,
See how many verbs you can name.

Let everyone jump like__________(ex Jose).
(jump)
Let everyone jump like Jose.
(jump)
Come on and join in to the game,
See how many verbs you can name.

(Always end with a summary:)

Let everyone laugh like Erin, (ha-ha)

Let everyone skip like James, (skip)

Let everyone sneeze like Vivian, (achoo!)

Let everyone yawn like Jesse, (yawn)

Let everyone jump like Jose, (jump)

Come on and join into the game!
See how many verbs you can name!

See how simple that is? Have fun! I need to go work on my middle grade novel revisions now….

Let everyone rewrite like Erin… : )

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And Happy almost Halloween from me and Pocahontas.

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