Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do Your Kiddos Know Their Parts of Speech?

Every year I am amazed at how many of my students do not know what a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb is.  I know when I was in school this stuff was pounded into our heads. I also remember taking sentences apart and diagramming them, labeling each part.  It sometimes seems that we are so caught up with "higher order thinking" that we forget the basics.

I know memorization and recognition might be on the bottom of the Blooms Taxonomy Scale, but we as educators cannot ignore the importance of these basic components of a sentence. I also know that it seems like we have so much to teach and so little time.

A suggestion.... quiz your students on Parts of Speech whenever you have a few minutes such as lining up for lunch or recess, or before leaving for the day.  Kids often see this as a "game" and don't even know they are learning.

And to assist you, I have created a set of Parts of Speech Posters that you can put up in your room.  One teacher said that she copied several to a page and had her students glue them in their writing journals in the Word Work section.

Click on the picture below to get your free copy from my TpT store: A Series of 3rd Grade Events. Please leave feedback if you feel these posters are helpful.

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  1. I agree, Patti. We do many activities all year long to assist in the connection and identification of the parts of speech-songs, chants, hunts, etc. Smiles and stop by anytime.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. I am hopping over to your blog right now!
    Patti :)

  3. My students are learning a bit about Verbs...One activity I did is to ask them what they do in a day, and identify the verbs. They learn quickly about it...just want to share my experience with my students....Happy Teaching...

  4. Maria,
    I like your quick and easy activity! Make it all about them, right?
    Patti :)


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