Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to give students a basic understanding of the parts of speech. By completing this book, students will be well prepared to move on to more advanced topics related to the parts of speech.
Throughout the book students will be asked to practice using their knowledge of the parts of speech within the context of writing. In this way, students will see the practical purposes of learning these skills.
Keeping track of the definitions for the parts of speech can be very difficult. When you add the sub-topics within each part of speech, it can be even more challenging. This is why each section begins with a memory trick. The students may draw a study picture or chant a phrase that contains the definition and a sample word. For example, a clown will represent a noun. A clown at a circus in the center ring helps students remember that a noun is a person (clown), place (circus), or thing (ring). Notice that if you say the previous sentence in a certain way, it rhymes which again, is a trick to help the students learn the definition of a noun. Throughout the unit on nouns, the students expand on the noun/clown concept and add dimensions representing common-proper, singular-plural, and possessive nouns. There is a trick for each part of speech.
As you teach the worksheets, it helps to write each part of speech on a poster along with the definitions and a sample. The students are able to use this as a reference as they complete the worksheets and as they write.
There may be more worksheets on a given topic than you actually need. Many of these worksheets come from multiple editions of Standards Based Grammar. It is better to have too much than not enough so I’ve included as many worksheets as possible. Use your own discretion when deciding how much is needed for the students to master each skill.
One of the goals for these worksheets is to have the students apply their knowledge of the parts of speech within their writing. Many of the worksheets require that the students practice the parts of speech within an actual writing situation. The extensions will give them immediate practice and help them see the practical application of the parts of speech.
Identify the Parts of Speech
The last unit of this book asks the students to practice identifying all the parts of speech together. The students will use everything they’ve learned to see how all the parts of speech fit together.
Additionally, the students will begin to practice their writing skills as they see where every word in a sentence fits into one of the parts of speech categories. Journal assignments will also give them practice creating their own “parts of speech” sentences. By changing the order of the parts of speech, students see how they can create a variety of sentences.