Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Monday, May 7, 2012

Parts of Speech Practice

Now that you have introduced your child to the concept of nouns, verbs, and adjectives with my three previous activity sheets, it's time to combine these parts of speech into sentences. First review their definitions with your child:
  • Noun: a word that names a person, place or thing  (sister, city, dog)
  • Verb: a word that names an action  (run, sing, sleep)
  • Adjective: a word that describes (tells something about) a noun  (pretty, tall, purple)
Use the activity sheet below to help your child identify the nouns, verbs, and adjectives in each sentence. You can help your child identify the verbs by asking leading questions. (Example: "What did the sad boy do?" "What does the teacher do at the red school?" "What does the hippo do?")                                                                                                                                                                         Since we're now using whole sentences, you can also start pointing out the period that appears at the end of each sentence and introduce them to the concept of punctuation. We'll be working on periods and questions marks later on, but it doesn't hurt to explain that we use the period as a way of showing that the sentence is finished.

To Print: Double click on the sheet to open it. Then right click and choose Print Picture.

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