I can properly use and explain the function of verbals.

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In this lesson, students will be introduced to verbals, a form of verbs that function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. They will learn how to identify the three types of verbals and use them in their writing.



Learning objective

Students will be able to properly use and explain the function of verbals.


Students will review the basic parts of speech and parts of a sentence in preparation for understanding how verbals function outside of their normal verb role. They will do a Mad Libs activity to further refresh their memory on these parts of speech.


Students will learn the general function of verbals. They will then learn the definition and function of each of the verbals: infinitives, gerunds, participles.

Students will engage in activities to test their understanding that include: deciphering if the selected verb is serving as the verb/predicate in the given sentence, identifying the verbal in a sentence and what role (part of speech) it is playing, using a verbal as a particular part of speech, taking one verb and using it as each type of verbal, and creating one sentence containing all 3 verbals.


Review verbals with your students with 10 questions.


Students will compete with each other to create and then guess the verbal for specific verbs given.

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