Thursday, May 17, 2012

Parts of Speech Assignment

 May 17:  Students took the first version of the formal test on parts of speech.  The only students whose scores were recorded on Skyward were those who earned 84% or above on the test.  They do not need to do any more on the Show-You-Know assignment.  The rest may plan on studying for the next time a test is given (on May 23rd) or in cave time on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, or they may opt to show they know by completing one of the other assignments below. 
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!