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This powerful KS2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on powerful verbs, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Powerful verbs PowerPoint
    With explanations, examples and activities to introduce this topic to your class
  • Powerful verbs PDF cards
    Printable cards to cut out and keep
  • Powerful verbs challenge sheet
    Circle powerful verbs, change common verbs to powerful verbs, write a sentence for each of the powerful verbs included, and use the image provided to write a short passage that includes powerful verbs.
  • Uplevelling sheet
    Rewrite the sentences to make them more interesting. Make sure to use powerful verbs as well as other writing techniques
  • Story image PDFs
    A set of five images to use as a prompt for a story, with space around them to make notes
  • Writing plan
    Includes an image and writing prompts to plan a short story
  • Teacher’s notes

What is a powerful verb?

If verbs describe an action, a powerful verb is a more interesting version of basic verbs that help to make writing more descriptive, exciting and engaging. Learning these will help expand children’s vocabularies and improve their speaking and writing skills.

Powerful verb examples

  • Sprinted, galloped or strided instead of ran
  • Shouted, whispered or muttered instead of said
  • Searched, eyeballed or perused instead of looked
  • Snoozed, slumbered or dozed instead of slept

Powerful verbs list

  • Astound
  • Chuckled
  • Created
  • Destroyed
  • Devoured
  • Discover
  • Emerged
  • Flopped
  • Flung
  • Grasp
  • Leap
  • Observe
  • Plead
  • Raged
  • Scream
  • Scribe
  • Shudder
  • Sprout
  • Spy
  • Stroll
  • Stumble
  • Whacked
  • Whisper
  • Withered

  • PowerPoint
  • Powerful verb worksheets
  • Powerful verb cards sets
  • Five images for writing inspiration
  • Writing planning sheet
  • Uplevelling writing worksheet
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