Says “Stop! A noun is coming!” Never the last word of a sentence Will never be next to each other
Person, place, thing, or idea Use these clues: the ________ or two _________ Will not have two next to each other unless separated by a comma
Takes the place of a noun Will never have two next to each other
Action verbs fit clues: I will _________, Yesterday I ________, and I have _________ Linking verbs are listed along the right side Every sentence must have a verb
All helping verbs are listed on the card Coded the same as action and linking verbs
Answer the questions: Which one? What kind? How many? How much? Use these clues: the _______ person or the _______ object Describe nouns or pronouns
Most prepositions show a position Put parentheses around prepositional phrase The words in parentheses on the front of the card are words that could be a different part of speech
Answer these questions: When? Why? Where? How? Clues include ______ly, calendar, and watch List of “oddballs” on the right side Describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs
Will never be the first or last word of the sentence Semicolon is a conjunction Joins words or phases
Not always followed by an exclamation point Usually at the beginning of the sentence
Contractions are two words that are combined, therefore two cards must be used Typically formed with pronoun and helping verb or verb and adverb Cards are overlapped to show both parts of speech are combined Even though the words are combined as one word, they are coded separately (example below) you’ll pron.
Used in place of parts of speech that have not been learned yet
The gentle wind pushed and pulled the leaves from the trees.
The gentle wind pushed and pulled the leaves from the trees. adj. c.c. prep. O.P.
Write sentences on index cards and underline one word. Students will name the part of speech of the underlined word. Create sentences using color patterns. Students will use the patterns to write sentences independently or in groups.