The Printable KISS Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Finite Verb or Verbal?
Based on “Crow Talk”

Written & Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle


1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, or DO).
3. Place brackets [ ] around each subordinate clause that functions as a direct object and write "DO" over the opening bracket.
4. Place a vertical line after each main clause.
5. Label each interjection ("Inj"), each noun used as an adverb ("NuA"), and each example of direct address ("DirA").

1. The second old crow plumed his feathers and screwed his head around to 

get a better view of the little boy lying under the tree.

2. Then Daddy Dorn took two large handfuls of golden pennies from the golden

penny box and they watched the box fill up with pennies again.

3. There is always someone out in front of Dickie Dorn’s house eating from the

candy and the ice cream box and filling their pockets with golden pennies.

4. Dickie cried and he took a pencil stub from his pocket and, with much 

twisting of mouth and thinking, he printed his name upon the box.