Parts of Speech
For their independent Word Work, I'm using the book Hot Fudge Monday - they LOVE the funny activities, and I LOVE that they actually WANT to complete the work.
We also use the SMARTboard a lot so they can circle and highlight the various words on the board - and sometimes I even let them use the magic pen. ;)
They also really enjoyed the poster activity we did on "Life is a Verb" (see last post). I'll have to tie something like this into each unit - it would be great to have real student created posters for each of the parts of speech.
But I've got a surprise for them tomorrow. They LOVE using my Comprehension Cootie Catchers for pair share activities after their independent reading. And I mean LOVE - I've never seen a bunch of boys so excited about using cootie catchers. So, I made a Cootie Catcher Parts of Speech package for them. This activity contains a cootie catcher for common nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. I'll pair up two students, each with a different cootie catcher, and they can take turns identifying the correct words. I may even turn it into a little game WITH a timer going on the SMARTboard. Watch out, boys .... I told you learning can be FUN!
I just posted this activity to my TPT store. Click on the picture above to preview the activity. And ... for a little extra fun, I'll send a FREE copy to the first two people to leave me a comment (with their email address) telling me their favourite way to review parts of speech.