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1 Parts of Speech Review Game

2 Set Up You are in a team of 4-5.
Decide on a team leader and a team name. Maybe the “ReVERBerations” Your team will receive 35 index cards.

3 Setting up the index cards
4 Interjection 4 Nouns 4 Verbs 4 Adjectives 4 Adverbs 4 Conjunctions 4 Prepositions 4 Pronouns 3 Articles

4 4 Interjections An interjection is added to a sentence to convey emotion. It is not grammatically linked to the sentence (meaning you could take it out and the sentence would still make sense). Examples: Ouch, a bee stung me! Oh no, I forgot my keys. Hey! That’s my imaginary friend!

5 4 Nouns A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.

6 4 Verbs A verb is an action or a state of being.
Action: run, jump, sing, etc. State of being: is, want, like, etc.

7 4 Adjectives Adjectives are describing words.
Red, sweet, short, magnificent, etc.

8 4 Adverbs Adverbs describe verbs or other adjectives.
She’s really smart. He spoke dramatically. Hint: usually end in –ly.

9 4 Conjunctions Conjunctions join words and phrases.
And, but, after, if, etc.

10 4 Prepositions Prepositions link words to other words in the sentence.
On, inside, with, etc.

11 4 Pronouns Pronouns stand in the place of a noun. He, she, etc.

12 3 Articles Words that introduce nouns. The, a, an

13 Rules Each round, I will give you a new sentence structure.
Your team will have 30 seconds to assemble a sentence in that structure using the words on your index cards. Hold up your cards in order to show the class your sentence. Your sentence must be complete and make sense. If you create a correct sentence, then you will earn a point. If you do not, or you run out of time, then you will not earn a point. If the game results in a tie, we will have a sudden death match. You cannot change the words on your cards. You gotta dance with the one that brung ya!

14 Practice Example Structure: Example Sentence: Noun-Verb-Adjective-Noun
Ms. Kelley loves smart students.

15 Round 1 Verb-Pronoun-Article-Adjective-Noun

16 Round 2 Article-Adjective-Noun-Verb

17 Round 3 Interjection-Pronoun-Verb-Adjective-Noun

18 Round 4 Adjective-Noun-Adverb-Verb

19 Round 5 Noun-Verb-Noun-Conjunction-Noun

20 Sudden Death Match! Longest correct sentence using at least one of every part of speech. 90 seconds!

21 Discussion Questions Why is knowing the parts of speech important?
How did this game help you review parts of speech? How does varying sentence structures create more effective writing?

22 Source Presentation created by Kat Kelly
Hayden, Kellie. "Review Game for Eight Parts of Speech Identification." Bright Hub Education Provides Teaching Tips & Lesson Plans, Homework Help & Study Guides, Homeschooling Advice & Much More. Bright Hub Inc., 8 July Web. 10 Feb <>.

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