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        Good communicators get good jobs, so learn the parts of speech. If your sentences are broken, you need to know how to fix them. A mechanic could fix a car without knowing the names of all of his/her tools and parts, but what a nightmare!

 

Activity

 

Nouns

 

    Examples of nouns: persons - boy, Tom, worker

                                            places - school, Englewood High School, classroom, home, house

                                            things - computer, pencil, shoe

                                            ideas - war, peace, love, hate

                                            attributes/qualities - beauty, ugliness, kindness

Verbs

 

Examples: Get into groups and try to list as many verbs as you can.

 

Pronouns

 

Examples: Get into groups and list as many pronouns as you can.

 

Adverbs

 

Examples: Get into groups and list as many adverbs as you can. (Watch out! Not all words that end in the letters "ly" are adverbs. The word "friendly" for example does not answer the question "How?" and it is an adjective.

 

Adjectives

 

Examples: Get into groups and list as many adjectives as you can. (Watch out! Not all words that end in the letters "ly" are adverbs. The word "friendly" for example does not answer the question "How?" and it is an adjective.

 

Interjections

 

Examples: Get into groups and list as many interjections as you can. (Watch out! While curse words are often used as interjections, they are not appropriate in a classroom!)

 

Prepositions and Conjunctions

 

Examples: A preposition shows the relationship of two nouns to each other. You can draw an airplane (noun) and a cloud (noun) or a cat (noun) and a log (noun). You can draw a cat on a log, in a log, above a log, going through a log, going around a log, etc. Remember the picture and the examples of prepositions (words in green). Get into groups and write as many prepositions as you can. To check your work, click here.

 

 

Examples: Draw a picture that shows FANBOYS and subordinating conjunctions. Some artists like to draw a boss yelling a an employee because an employee is also called a subordinate. Be creative and include as many conjunctions as you can in your drawing.

 

Another Way to Remember the Parts of Speech

To watch the video lesson, please click here.


 
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