Parts of speech can be pretty lame to teach (and hard to teach) if you don’t have a good, painless way to do it a little at a time. Here’s what one school does:
- Each part of speech is assigned a color (adjectives are brown, nouns are blue, etc.)
- Each classroom has the same posters up (so there’s consistency as the kids move through the grades).
- Teachers use sticky tabs to add examples of the part of speech to the poster.
- The class diagrams a sentence on the board by moving magnets (foam squares with a magnet on the back) above the words to identify them.
- Kids record these sentences and identify parts of speech in their literacy notebooks.