Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Self-Starter:   Adjective/Adverb Review

Assignment due by May 23:  
Show you know the eight parts of speech.
Ways to show you know:  Pick one.

  • Pass the test with 84% or more 
  • Prepare an original and attractive poster that will help other students learn the eight parts of speech and what each does.
  • Prepare an original PowerPoint or Prezi that will help other students learn the eight parts of speech and what each does.
  • Correctly label the parts of speech on 30 or more words within a passage from a novel or other book you are reading (not a grammar book). 
  • or  -- Memorize and perform for the class "Rappin' Grammar"."
Parts of Speech

Part of Speech
Function or Job/Definition
describes an action (doing something) or a state (being something).
walk, talk, think, believe, live, like, want, is
usually describes a verb. It tells you how something is done. It may also tell you when or where something happened.   (Adverbs also describe adjectives or other adverbs.)
slowly, intelligently, well, yesterday, tomorrow, here, everywhere
a naming word. It names a person, place, thing, idea, living creature, quality, or action.
cowboy, theater, box, thought, tree, kindness, arrival
used instead of a noun, to avoid repeating the noun.
I, you, he, she, it, we, they, anyone, yourself
describes a noun.  It tells you something about the noun.
big, yellow, thin, amazing, beautiful, quick, important
usually comes before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase. It joins the noun to some other part of the sentence.
on, in, by, with, under, through, at
joins two words, phrases or sentences together.
but, so, and, because, or, although
an unusual kind of word, because it often stands alone. Interjections are words which express emotion or surprise, and they are usually followed by exclamation marks.
Ouch!, Hello!, Hurray!, Oh no!, Ha!



Conjunction Junction 

Conjunction Activities


Reading Stand Tall

Literary letters if not already handed in -- or revisions.


Notes and reminders: 
All literary letters are overdue.  
The last day to hand in revisions or make-up work is May 25.

Spelling Make-Up


Originally published 2012-05-11