2 Eight Parts of Speech Day One: Nouns On a piece of loose leaf paper, please write the title listed above on the top line.Then, copy the following definitions:Noun: a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or abstract ideaProper Noun: the name of a specific person, animal, place or thing.Common Noun: a word that refers to a person, animal, place, or thing in a general sense
3 Then, in a T-chart, list all the proper nouns and all the common nouns you find in the sentences below. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COPY DOWN THE SENTENCES. (you should find 6 proper nouns and 6 common nouns)Did Maurice eat the brown rice off his plate?Alice would love to go to Jamaica.Mondays are my least favorite days of the week.Jeremy was working in his garden.His favorite restaurant was Macaroni Grill.
4 Day Two: PronounsContinuing underneath your last bellringer entry, please write the title listed above so that I can see the break between your two entries. IF YOU WEREN’T HERE LAST CLASS, BE SURE TO COPY THE BELLRINGER FROM A CLASSMATE.Then, copy the following definitions:Pronoun: a word that takes the place of a nounAntecedent: the word the pronoun refers to
5 Then, in a T-chart, list the pronouns in the left column and their antecedents in the right column from the sentences below. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COPY DOWN THE SENTENCES. (you should have a total of 5 words each)Mari likes Italian food, but she doesn’t like Mexican food.The dog knows how to swim, but it doesn’t like the water.The girls love to play tennis, and they also love soccer.Mark starred in the play, but it was a flop!Students love English so much that they wish class was every day.
6 Day Three: More Pronouns Continuing underneath your last bellringer entry, please write the title listed above so that I can see the break between your two entries. IF YOU WEREN’T HERE LAST CLASS, BE SURE TO COPY THE BELLRINGER FROM A CLASSMATE.Then, copy the following definitions:Demonstrative pronoun- points out specific persons, places, or things (this, that, these, those)Indefinite pronoun- refers to persons, places, or things in a more general way than a noun does (all, another, any, both, each, either, everything, few, many, most, none, etc.)
7 Continue copying:Interrogative pronoun- used to form questions (who, whom, whose, what, which)Personal pronoun- refers to a specific person or thing (I, you, she, he, it, me, her, him, his, my, your, its, we, they, us, them, our , their)DO NOT COPY THE FOLLOWING:We went to her house and found those shoes.Who said everything went well today?That teacher liked both.Which is their dog?
8 Day Four: VerbsContinuing underneath your last bellringer entry, please write the title listed above so that I can see the break between your two entries. IF YOU WEREN’T HERE LAST CLASS, BE SURE TO COPY THE BELLRINGER FROM A CLASSMATE.Then, copy the following definitions:Action Verb- tells what someone or something does (either physically or mentally)Helping Verb- a verb that accompanies the main verb to form a verb phraseLinking Verb- expresses a state of being by joining the subject of the sentence with a word that identifies or describes the subject
9 Copy down the following sentences exactly Copy down the following sentences exactly. Then, write off to the side of the sentence what type of verb has been underlined.I ran to the store.That man is sweet.Tory has been swimming today.She does love that boy.Tom jumped over the car.He is our new principal.
10 Day Five: Adjectives Continuing underneath your last bellringer entry… Copy the following definitions:Adjective- describes, identifies, modifies, or quantifies a noun or pronoun (a, an, the= always adjectives)Predicate Adjective- follows a linking verb and further identifies or describes the subject of the sentenceProper Adjective- an adjective that is formed from a proper noun and is always capitalized
11 Copy down the following sentences exactly Copy down the following sentences exactly. Then, underline all adjectives. Put a star next to the sentences that contain predicate adjectives, and put a smiley face next to the sentences that contain proper adjectives.The sour grapes made my lips pucker.The man is sweet.That foreign film was horrible.I absolutely love Asian food.He knows the Hungarian national anthem.
12 Day Six: Interjections Continuing underneath your last bellringer entry…Copy the following definition:Interjection: a word or phrase that expresses emotion or exclamation and has no grammatical connection to other words in the sentenceThen, write down all the interjections in the following sentences:Wow! That dress is so pretty!Yes, I understand how you feel.
13 Can you open the door, please? Well, I think you may be wrong.Oh poo! I forgot my homework.I didn’t mean to do that. Whoopsie!
14 HOW IS AN ADVERB DIFFERENT FROM AN ADJECTIVE? YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS! Day Seven: AdverbsContinuing underneath your last bellringer entry…Copy the following notes:Adverb: word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb by making its meaning more specificThe word NOT is an adverbThe contraction –n’t is an adverbHOW IS AN ADVERB DIFFERENT FROM AN ADJECTIVE? YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS!
15 Please copy down the following sentences Please copy down the following sentences. Circle the adverbs in each sentence. You should find a total of 5 adverbs (one per sentence).Dogs typically like to chase cats.I was quite pleased with your progress.Mike wasn’t ready for the test.He did well on his project.I quickly escaped to avoid her.
16 Day Eight: Conjunctions Continuing underneath your last bellringer entry…Copy the following notes:Conjunction: a word that joins single words or groups of words together in a sentenceSometimes there are two words that work together to join words in a sentenceBoth…andEither…orNeither…nor
17 Directions: DO NOT COPY DOWN THE SENTENCES Directions: DO NOT COPY DOWN THE SENTENCES. Just copy down all the conjunctions you see in the sentences below. Be ready to explain which words the conjunctions are joining! David and Ruth are twins.I was bored, so I left.Choose either the muffin or the bagel.I would love to, but I can’t.Neither Sheila nor Mary are allowed to go.She likes him, yet she refuses to go out with him.
18 Day Nine: Prepositions Continuing underneath your last bellringer entry…Copy the following notes:Preposition: a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in the sentencePrepositions show physical location or location in time ~THINK PREPOSITION~Examples: on, under, in, out, since, through, during
19 Directions: You DO NOT need to copy down these sentences Directions: You DO NOT need to copy down these sentences. Only copy down the prepositions you find in the following sentences. Be prepared to tell me what words the preposition is relating.The dog under the bench is mine.The cat was in the trash, behind the curtains, and on the windowsill.I craved mashed potatoes at midnight.I planted tomatoes during the spring.The girl tripped over the boxes.
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