Grammar

Imperative Verbs

Bossy verbs, Sentences, Verbs, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade

Grammar

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OVERVIEW

A verb is a word that tells you what a person, animal, or thing does. Another way to describe verbs is to say that they are action words or doing words.

Download our Imperatives activity below.

This activity introduces imperative verbs - these ones are bossy! Imperative verbs tell you what to do. They go at the start of a sentence and turn it into a command. Turn the three sentences into bossy sentences using imperative verbs. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.

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Deep Dive

In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language.

Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation.

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