Special Sub-Topic: The Green Kangaroo Twirls
|The black dog sleeps on the couch. Which is an ACTION word?|
sleeps. Action words are also called VERBS. Here are some more verbs: giggles, screams, tickles, gobbles, snores, scribbles.
|The bad kitten jumps on the sleepy dog. Which is a DESCRIBING word?|
bad. Describing words are also called ADJECTIVES. Here are some more adjectives: slimy, pink, striped, stinky, funny, wooden, silky.
|The cranky dog barks at the kitten. Which is a NAMING word? |
kitten. Naming words are also called NOUNS. They name people, places, and things. Here are some more nouns: raccoon, kitchen, island, firefighter, anteater, sausage, mountain, pumpkin, strawberry, violin.
|The kitten has sharp claws and yellow eyes. Which is a noun, or naming word?|
claws. "And" is a CONNECTING word. "Has" is a verb, or action word. Since it doesn't really show action, it is called a "being verb."
|The tired kitten climbs into its soft bed. Which word is an adjective, or describing word?|
tired. "Climbs" is a verb, and "bed" is a noun. "The" is an ARTICLE--but articles aren't even in this quiz!
|Which word could you use to complete this sentence? The _______ kitten eats its crunchy food.|
hungry. "Hungry" is an adjective, or describing word.
|Which word could you use to complete this sentence? The sneaky _______ hides under the couch.|
kitten. Kitten is a noun, or naming word.
|How could you complete this sentence? The grumpy _______ wishes the kitten would leave.|
You could fill in a noun like "dog.". A noun is a naming word. Names like Jack, Lisa, Pablo, Shelby, San Francisco, and California (with capital letters) are called PROPER NOUNS.
|What is an adjective?|
a describing word. Adjectives describe people, places, and things: the NOISY kitten, the BROWN dog, the SUNNY park, the TALL building, the GREEN kangaroo.
|What is a verb?|
an action word. Many verbs tell actions: The kitten POUNCES, the boy LAUGHS, the windows RATTLE. Here are some verbs of being: She IS tired, he FEELS bored, we ARE finished with this quiz.
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