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The “Linking Verb Macarena” is a fun mnemonic device idea


Language Arts  


5, 6, 7, 8  

Title – Linking Verb Macarena
By – Alison Dulaney
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 5-8


    The “Linking Verb Macarena” is a great way to get students excited about learning and remembering linking verbs.


  • Do the words and motions to “The Macarena.”
  • Each word has a motion.
  • “SEEM” is drawn out at the end before you turn. It should sound like “Seeeeeem, Look, Appear.”
  • Here are the lyrics to the song:
        Am, Is, Are, Was

        Were, Be, Become, Became

        Feel, Grow, Taste, Smell

      Seeeeeeem, Look, Appear


  • I explain that this is obviously not all of the linking verbs, just the most common ones we see.
  • My sixth graders love this idea. I still have seniors that come back to me and sing/do it!
  • There are some websites where you can get the free karaoke Macarena version, and I, of course, use that too. Music makes it better!

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