Authors choose their words carefully. An action word, or verb, is a word that tells what someone or something is doing. For example, walking, running, singing, and eating are all action words. 1. Read along to the story. Notice the action words! 2. Use the writing tool to type 5 action words from the story. 3. Use the drawing and writing tools to draw and write 2 action words on your own. 4. Tap check to put it in your journal.