Learn Verbs with Pages & Augmented Reality

What is a verb?

"A verb is a main part of speech that is often used to describe or indicate an action. Action verbs tell what the subject of a sentence is doing. Action verbs include words such as run, write, think...."

When we are learning to read - the impact of connecting letters and words to visuals can not be underestimated. With static picture books - verbs are difficult to visualize as they don't contain the actual action. This can lead to confusion.

What if.....

Students could read the text and play the action, the verb.

What if.....

That action came to life in their classroom through Augmented Reality.


With updates to both Keynote and Pages, we can now embed 3D USDZ animations that come to life through AR. This is an effective way of connecting verbs to visuals in an engaging and authentic way. So here is Hazel's learn-to-read Pages doc with everything you need to bring life to those VERBS!



I believe this has limitless potential and would love teachers to try it out with their students. Completed editable where students can go further and...

  • add audio recordings
  • add trace elements for handwriting practice
  • change the text
  • use accessibility tools such as text-to-speech




4 replies

November 29, 2023

This is a wonderful way of demonstrating verbs Paul! Loved the video (and the cat that sneaked in!). Delightful & engaging learning! Thank you.

November 30, 2023

Thanks Cheryl.

November 30, 2023

This is fantastic, Paul! 🤩 Such a great way to bring literacy and reading for early learners to life using AR! I can already imagine little kiddos dancing along with Hazel when they bring her to life in their classroom! 🪄 ✨

November 30, 2023

Thanks, Eoin, massive potential with textbooks (spatial concepts) as well.

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