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What are verbs and give 10 examples?

Verbs are the most important part of any sentence because they tell what is happening in the sentence. For young readers, figuring out what the action is in the sentence is extremely crucial, and Turtle Diary understands that students need to practice a skill in order to make progress in understanding it. Whether it be past tenses practice, simple present tense practice, or simply to practice verb tenses in general, the exercise of verbs is extremely important.
There are two types of verbs that students need to learn and use for verb practice. Action verbs are words that show action or movement in a sentence. These are words like dance, sing, scream, fall, and run. The other type of verbs are known as 'state of being' verbs. These are words that connect the subject to another word in the sentence that renames or describes the sentence. State of being verbs include words like am, is, was, seems, and feels. Students need to know what verbs are so that they can understand how to create sentences of their own with verbs in them.
Since verbs can be so confusing, especially for students who are just starting out, it is important to get lots of practice. That is where the free quizzes from Turtle Diary for verb practice really come in handy. Students can get a quick refresher for each topic and then take a quiz to see if they understand the topic. Students receive immediate feedback if they are correct or incorrect for each question, and this is helpful for students to learn as they go. If students log in, they can also track their progress.
Turtle Diary offers practice with verbs for students in grades 1-5. Students can practice verb tenses, including past tenses practice and simple present tense practice. Just like exercising your body to keep it strong, the exercise of verbs is important to help students get a firm grasp on the main part of each sentence.

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Could I print out the quizzes to practice verb tenses if my students cannot take them online?

Yes, by hitting the download worksheet button next to each quiz, you will be able to print out the quiz for your students. This way, if they are unable to get to a computer or you want to send home extra practice, you are able to do that with a simple click of a button.

Is there a tutorial component to the past tenses practice quizzes that will help students understand what they missed?

One great element of these online quizzes is that students get immediate feedback for each answer. If they get an answer wrong, they are reminded again about what a verb is and given an explanation of why the correct answer is the correct one. And if they get an answer right, that is also explained immediately.

Can I assign specific quizzes for verb practice that I want my students to take?

If you have taken the time to log in as a parent or educator, you will be able to assign specific quizzes for specific students. That way, you can pace your students in the way you want them to go and they can learn in the way that is best for them.

For what age group is this exercise of verbs geared toward?

The verb quizzes are specifically geared towards grades 1-5, and each should be mastered before the next topic is tackled. But if you have a student who is gifted, or a student who is older than 5th grade and needs remediation, you can adjust accordingly and assign the quizzes that work for them.

Is there a way for students to save their progress so they know how far along they are with their verb practice?

Yes, as long as students are logged into the program, they can save and track their progress. This type of system works well for this age group, as they like to keep moving forward in a positive direction. You may need to help students set up their log in initially.

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