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Perfecting Parts of Speech

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Do your students still struggle with the different between a noun, adverb, and preposition?

There are many different ways to classify words – and sometimes it is hard for children to remember all the different options, much less where their word fits in.

Here are a few different ways to practice those pesky parts of speech so they never mix them up again!

There are many different ways to classify words - and sometimes it is hard for children to remember all the different options, much less where their word fits in.  Here are a few different ways to practice those pesky parts of speech so they never mix them up again!

Some Fun Parts of Speech Lessons

I love using games to review skills. It’s fun for the kids and for the teacher!

Parts of Speech Concentration: Cut notecards in half vertically. On each half, write matching words that correspond to a specific part of speech. For example: dog/sandwich; and/or; in/around; hop/pinch. {Try not to use words that could mean more than one thing such as snack}

After you make 10 sets, mix up the cards and have pairs of students place the word cards upside down in a 4×5 array.

Each student takes a turn flipping over 2 cards. If the 2 cards have the same part of speech, then keep both cards and go again. If not, they flip both cards over and the next student repeats the process.

The winner is the person with the most cards after all have been collected.

Would you like premade worksheets and games to teach or review contractions?  
Click HERE to grab them and save yourself time!

Packet include 11 pages with a poster, contraction word search, and 18 contraction puzzles!

Contraction Packet Cover

Building Brick Sentences: Using a sharpie or a sticker with a word on it, attach to a lego. Each category of parts of speech will be only one color of lego. For example, all the nouns are on green. Verbs on blue. Conjunctions on yellow. And so on.

Place all the same colored lego words in different containers so they are easier to work with.

Ask pairs of students to come up with a sentence using a noun and a verb. Then 2 nouns, a verb, and a conjunction.

Continue to make the level as difficult as needed.

Word Sort: Grab several picture cards (or make your own), along with 2 handled gift bags.

Label one bag nouns and the other verbs.

Show students one picture at a time and sort them into the correct bags.

Later, add the same materials to a center and have the students repeat the process on their own.

Rhyming to Remember

Mnemonic Poem: I love this poem written by an anonymous person. If students can remember the catchy phrases, they will be able to recall the different parts of speech much easier!

There are many different ways to classify words - and sometimes it is hard for children to remember all the different options, much less where their word fits in. Here are a few different ways to practice those pesky parts of speech so they never mix them up again!

Would you like a copy of the poem? How about the full poem AND all the individual stanzas to be able to hang posters in your classroom?

Feel free to grab them below and enjoy!

There are many different ways to classify words - and sometimes it is hard for children to remember all the different options, much less where their word fits in. Here are a few different ways to practice those pesky parts of speech so they never mix them up again!

How else do you teach parts of speech? We would love to hear in a comment too!

~Charity

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