Parts of Speech Pre-Test: The Building Blocks of Grammar

This Parts of Speech Pre-Test: The Building Blocks of Grammar lesson plan also includes:

Help your learners get a good grasp on grammar. An insightful pre-test allows teachers to learn about their young writers' knowledge of the building blocks of grammar, so they can begin building a unit of study. It includes a pre-assessment and conversation prompt that works to inform your class of the real-life application of this topic of study.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson plan to generate interest on a unit about the eight parts of speech
  • Have students research answers to questions they missed on the quiz and self-grade to identify areas of strength and refinement
  • Use scholars' scores on the pre-assessment to inform your instruction for the upcoming unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson plan takes approximately 10 minutes; if you are using it, make sure to have plans for the rest a class period 
Pros

  • Pre-assessment generates data about individuals, allowing you to personalize instruction
  • Lesson begins with an interesting attention-getter
Cons

  • Does not provide answers to the attention-grabber and quiz 
Common Core