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Parts of Speech

We're still hacking through the parts of speech in my class.  We've finished nouns, verbs, adverbs, and we're almost through adjectives.  I spend about 10 minutes a day reviewing parts of speech (part of our word work). I always try to mix things up for my students.  I'm lucky enough to have only 20 students this year, but of these 20, 15 are boys, 5 have I.E.P.s (with another 2 on waiting lists to be tested), and 6 have behaviour issues (and that's on a good day) - whew!.  Needless to say, I HAVE to mix things up, keep things structured, yet fun, and engage them in hands-on activities as much as possible.  For each part of speech we co-create anchor charts (I "borrowed" this idea for adjectives from a chart I saw on pinterest, but my students think they came up with it themselves).






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.

Happy Wednesday!


10 comments:

  1. This is great! I love to review parts of speech by making each student a part of speech from a sentence and then having them line up in a way that makes sense. Super fun! :)

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  2. I like to review parts of speech by making kids act out verbs and prepositions! I also love to make up sentences and have the kids make up interjections to go with them- but sometimes you gotta be careful with that!

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  3. Wow! You're quick, tonight! LOVE both of your activities - getting the students up and moving is so important (and necessary with my group this year). Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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  4. Drat...just missed it lol.


    Oh have you done Mad Lib with them? I know the students I sub for LOVE Mad Lib and I do them as time fillers. They could also create their own!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  5. My students love mad lib activities, too. I've made a couple for the SMARTboard, and they beg to do them over and over again. They're still asking to do the Halloween ones again ... I told them I have a great set for them at Christmas ... and patience is a virtue. ;)

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  6. Hey Jen,

    I'd love to link up to your blog for Math Monday on Foldables Week! Thanks!
    Beth
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

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  7. Sounds great, Beth. I've got another math post planned for Sunday, and I'll also mention your foldable week in it.

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  8. I teach fifth grade to two high groups, so I'm not sure this would work for every group, but my children all LOVED listening/watching the following video and I have also created posters that accompany it (which I think you've already seen). It may help your students, after learning them, to have these shortcuts. I think she's BRILLIANTLY stated them, personally. ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY9PJxvHOis&feature=player_embedded

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  9. I love doing centers for extra review. These look great!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  10. Seems like a fun and imaginative way to use these well known games as a teaching tool... nicely done!

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