Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Parts of Speech

Ways to show you know:  Pick one.
  • Pass the test with 85% or more 
  • Prepare an attractive poster that will help other students learn the eight parts of speech and what each does.
  • Prepare a PowerPoint or Prezi that will help other students learn the seven parts of speech and what each does.
  • Correctly label the parts of speech on 50 words within a passage from a novel or other book you are reading (not a grammar book).  

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!
Thank you to http://www.education.com/activity/article/play_word_bags_third/ 


Subject and Predicate:  http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=159877

Quikercise -- Finding subjects and predicates.
 1.  American Fork Junior High is presenting  the play Beauty and the Beast this week.  
 2.  Ms. Hansen is the drama teacher.
 3.  Are you going to the play? 

 The subject is what the sentence is about, and what the predicate says, the subject does or is.  

 Adjective/Adverb Review
In pairs, write 
10 adjectives.
10 nouns
10 verbs
10 adverbs

We need three class fact checkers.
The teacher will draw a number and draw one of the four parts of speech you have collected.
You will circle that number on your collection of that part of speech.
The teacher will draw from her own lists:
Draw a noun for adjectives
Draw a verb for adverbs
Draw an adjective for nouns
Draw an adverb for verbs

(Teacher has her own set on slips of paper in separate envelopes for each of those parts of speech.)  draws the number, then draws one of the slips for the appropriate part of speech.  

 You give yourself
1 point if it really is that part of speech
+ 2 points if it really could fit with the word that has been drawn.



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Can you identify the parts of speech here?