Submitted by: Linda
Teacher begins sentence i.e. Jamie xxxx beautifully. Have a child act out a verb. Class guesses verb. Another child writes sentence on board and underlines verb. Repeat several times until class understand that a verb is doing and is usually placed after the subject. This lesson can be used for adverbs too. Being verbs is more difficult for the kids to understand.
There is a story posted on the internet about Vera and Verbiswawmi that addresses the being verbs. Hope this helps.