Home Run Verbs
Grammar comes to life in this unique series that uses entertaining sports narratives to teach language arts skills. Each colorfully illustrated title presents a fictional sports event through the eyes of TV announcer Buzz Star and a sidekick kid reporter. In stories designed to amuse as well as educate, press-box banter introduces amusing players and exciting action, while cleverly incorporating sideline coaching on how to identify and use the parts of speech.
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WARMING UP What Are Verbs?
ITS TIME TO PLAY BALL Verb Tenses
TEAMWORK SubjectVerb Agreement
BUZZ STAR PLAYS BY THE RULES
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Ace Alonso pitched action has already action is going action is happening Action verbs already happened announced asks Buzz awfully Ball Pro-Ball championship baseball bases loaded batter blasted Buzz Star Cal Cutter took celebrate center fielder Clay Field Dan Diamond Diamond dugout Examples fans fastballs favorite team feel Fungo future tense going to happen grand slam greeted Hal Homer helping verb hitter home plate Hugh Highfly Julio says kid reporter know a lot Knuckleballers led 4-0 learned and memorized linking verb links the subject main verb Math Wizard outfield past tense past-tense pitch/pitched pitcher Play Ball Pro-Ball players plays first base practice PRESENT TENSE sailing says Buzz says Julio score sentence shouted Skipper Sluggers smile sportscaster subject is singular Subject-Verb Agreement swing swung talked third-grade throw balls took the mound try/tried verb links verb shows action verb tells walk-off home run Wally Wheelhouse watch