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Check out this overview of the parts of speech that includes English and Spanish examples. Each part of speech is highlighted in a different color for clarity. There is information on each part of speech here, and you or your pupils can navigate the to each one using the menu near the top of the page. Consider splitting up the material over several lessons.
Practice all of the parts of speech with a pair of review exercises. The first exercise focuses on identification and asks pupils to note down the part of speech of all the underlined words. The second exercise is similar to a Mad Lib™ and includes many spaces to fill in. Class members can get a little silly while they fill in action verbs, prepositional phrases, and the occasional amusing phrase in a foreign language.
Nouns, verbs, pronouns...they're all covered here! This presentation gives a detailed look at each part of speech, but know that you cannott skip slides or start at any slide except for the first. Create a guide to keep your class focused and on track with the somewhat lengthy slide show. 
Add a kinesthetic twist to your next lesson on the parts of speech. Kids in grades four through seven complete a variety of physical actions each time they hear a verb, noun, adjective, or pronoun. You read any sentence and then kids listen for the parts of speech you have prompted. Every time they hear that part of speech, they must perform the action indicated at the beginning of the lesson. For example: They need to hop every time they hear a verb and touch their heads every time they hear a noun. Clever!
Test students' knowledge of parts of speech and sentence types with this 37 question multiple choice and matching quiz. Multiple choice questions provide examples that must be labeled as the correct part of speech or sentence type. The matching section provides definitions of parts of speech and sentence types that need to be matched to the correct term. Answers are not available for this exercise.
Fifth graders examine the use of parts of speech. In this parts of speech lesson, 5th graders review the parts of speech in a teacher led activity that uses a song (not included). They color code the give parts of speech on a worksheet (not included).
Grammar gamers? Sure! Groups are assigned a part of speech and create a board game that helps class members learn about and remember these basic sentence building blocks. Expectations for the project are detailed in a one-page assignment sheet. Consider setting up learning centers and having your gamers play and give feedback on all the games.
Review the use of the eight parts of speech by watching a presentation at a website. Sixth graders work in small groups to design a PowerPoint presentation that uses pictures and sound to teach the parts of speech. They write a quiz slide to be include in the presentation.
In this parts of speech worksheet, students choose the correct part of speech for words alone and words in sentences. Students complete 2 activities total.
Second graders identify parts of speech. In this grammar lesson, 2nd graders use a Smart Board to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students create a comic strip and include several parts of speech. Students present their comic strips to the class.
Picture this! A fun and engaging plan that supports learning parts of speech in the context of the real world. Learners photograph items that illustrate the different parts of speech using digital cameras, and then they insert the pictures into a slide show. Each picture is color coded (based on the part of speech) and has a sentence to accompany it. Although this is a great idea, this instructional activity will have to be supplemented with your own materials as the links for handouts and rubrics do not work.
What a kick! After examining the definitions and looking at examples of the different parts of speech, partners work together on a retelling of a famous nursery rhyme. For each sentence, they must select a word that matches the part of speech requested.  
Review the parts of speech. English Langugae Learners use KidPix to create a paint picture for nouns, verbs, and adjectives. They use the KidPix slideshow tool to construct a slideshow of their work.
Second graders identify and write some parts of speech, including nouns and verbs. Students cut out pictures of nouns from magazines and glue them to paper. Each noun becomes the center of a bubble map and the subject of multiple sentences.
Students identify parts of speech given a sentence. In this Language lesson, students pair up and discuss the 8 parts of speech. After their discussions, they practice finding nouns, pronouns and other parts of speech using the TI graph link or navigator.      
Students identify and differentiate between the eight parts of speech. After diagramming a sentence as an introductory activity, students create a set of flash cards to aid in the remembrance of the usage of the eight parts of speech. Each card should contain a definition and an example.
Eighth graders review and use the different parts of speech using Mad Libs or Web Libs. They also utilize creative writing skills by providing the most interesting word(s) for the story line. They utilize worksheets imbedded in this plan.
Learners apply their knowledge of the basic parts of speech while studying them. They create display boards that show visual and written examples of the different parts of speech. The museum consists of project boards with pictures and descriptions for each of the five parts of speech.
This resource provides a brief but valuable discussion of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. In addition to defining each term and including an example, this instructional activity reminds students that a word's part of speech depends on how it is used. After this introduction, young grammarians answer 4 multiple choice questions in which the must define each part of speech and 11 short answer questions in which they must identify the part of speech of an underlined word from a sentence.
Students explore part of speech. In this grammar skills lesson, students participate in a Grammar Scrambler spreadsheet activity that challenges them to use parts of speech appropriately. This lesson may adapted for use in various grade levels.

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