Phrasal verbs add depth to language, and our set of 6 phrasal verb worksheets aim to both teach and encourage students to use these to add fluency to their language use. They can be downloaded from the link under the below image and at the end of the article we have more Phrasal Verb worksheets and activities that may be useful as well.
We also have some advice on teaching phrasal verbs to grade 4 and 5, although the subject can be taught from grade 2-3 upwards it depends on the ability and strength of your students.
How to Teach Phrasal Verbs to Grade 4 and 5
It is important to have a grasp of the phrasal verbs as students start to be introduced to more complex texts as they progress through their school life.
Phrasal verbs are short phrases that can be used to describe actions, feelings, and experiences. They are also used in dialogue substitution and grouping.
Phrasal Verb Worksheets
Using phrasal verbs is an important part of language learning. Phrasal verbs have a wide variety of meanings and can be used in many different situations. They can be paired with other verbs, particles, and prepositions. They can also be separable or inseparable.
When teaching phrasal verbs, it is important to focus on the correct definition. You can use phrasal verbs to practice paraphrasing, revise vocabulary, and write conversations. They can also be used in film scripts and news articles. You can also use them to check students’ knowledge.
There are a variety of ways to teach phrasal verbs to grade 5. One of the most important things is to make sure that students understand how to use them correctly. A good way to do this is to split phrasal verbs into two parts, allowing for easier co-ordination. Our additional sets of worksheets help with this and are cover most common phrasal verbs. You can check them out in the list below
These are also suitable across grade levels and free to download and print and complement the phrasal verb worksheets at the top of the page .
A fun way to teach phrasal words is to ask students to guess what a certain phrasal word means. The students must decide the correct definition and write it down on the board. Then, they can use that definition in a sentence of their own.
Another way to teach and practice phrasal sentences is to write them on the board. Students can choose to write a sentence using each preposition in a phrasal verb or write a sentence that uses each preposition to complete the phrasal verb. This is a nice way to practice and show off your writing skills.
Phrasal Verb Flashcards
Using flash cards to teach phrasal verbs can be a good idea if you have students in advanced classrooms. Students can use the cards for memory games and other activities. Using flash cards is also a great way to get students involved in the learning process.
Students can create their own flash cards and use them as a regular study tool. Though there are also plenty available on line as well, like these from MES English. They can draw idioms, create examples sentences and mix pictures with words. This activity allows them to get a different perspective on the English language.
You can also use flash cards is to make a game of charades. You can have students work in pairs and try to get each other to say something with the phrasal verbs on the cards. You can also make this game an end of topic activity. You can use it on topics such as jobs, hobbies and other interesting topics.
Other Phrasal Verb Resources
Whether you are teaching dialogue substitution with phrasal verbs to grade 5 or you just want to practice your new vocabulary, there are plenty of fun ways to do it. The key to remember is to choose an activity that fits your students’ needs.
Using phrasal verbs can be a confusing task. The process is easy enough to understand but the meanings can be ambiguous. If you are teaching phrasal verbs to grade 5 students, there are several games and activities that you can use to help them understand the meaning of these words. These exercises will drive home the meaning of phrasal verbs, and will help your students become better communicators. we have a few options below
The Big Book of Phrasal Verbs in Use is a great book for vocabulary and dialogues. This book includes hundreds of phrasal verbs in use, practice exercises, and vocabulary focus. You can find this book at Amazon.
There are also bingo / matching games available on Amazon as well, which do well to add a little life into the lesson and there are 5 options here on Fluentu that cover phrasal verbs as well and most can be made in the classroom rather than bought.
Phrasal verbs are incredibly important due to there frequency of use in informal English, and hopefully these worksheets, and the 2 other sets linked above will help you teach how and when to use them to your students.