When do you teach parts of speech?

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  1. learningfun

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    Hi,

    I'm working on a new game that would teach kids parts of speech. The game is almost ready, but I'm not sure when a particular part of speech has to be recognized by students.

    Could you please write the appropriate grade level next to each part of speech?

    Nouns: ___
    Verbs: ___
    Pronouns: ___
    Adjectives: ___
    Adverbs: ___
    Prepositions: ___
    Conjunctions: ___
    Interjections: ___


    Thank you!!!
     
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  3. Missy99

    Missy99 Connoisseur

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    Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to learn the ages when such knowledge is required before developing the game?
     
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    shouldbeasleep Enthusiast

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    Look at the state standards. It should tell you.
     
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    I teach high school, and I still have to review all the parts of speech with my students. They generally know nouns and verbs, and a few know adjectives, but beyond that...
     
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    I taught English in an Upward Bound summer class years ago. Because many of the students told me they were there only because they got a stipend for attending, I was concerned they would not respond to my lessons, which I tried to keep fun. We did play a lot of games to help the kids remember the parts of speech.

    A few years later, I pulled up to a drive-through window at a fast-food joint. The cashier was one of my Upward Bound students. She immediately cried "Mrs. ____, how wonderful to see you!" I asked how she was, and if she remembered anything I had taught her. "I don't remember much else from high school," she smiled, "but I do know what a preposition is!" :thumb:

    Sorry for the :hijack:
     
  7. queenie

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    I teach second grade and we cover nouns, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives. Our curriculum calls a noun a person, place, thing, or animal. They still have trouble grasping that a noun can be an idea at this grade level. They also come to second grade not knowing what an adjective is- we talk about "describing words."
     
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    I teach all of those in the sixth grade. Much of it should be a review, but... :(
     
  9. EMonkey

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    In first grade we introduce nouns, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives.
     
  10. Auter12

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    I've taught 4th/5th, 6th/7th, and 7th/8th and very few knew even beyond noun and verb!! :eek::wow: We worked on the basics with Mad Libs (some are still too young for that, though). Whatever you do, and whatever you "call" certain words (action words: verbs, describing words: adjectives, etc.) make sure you ALSO use the term for them. Afterall that is the term they will see on tests, isn't it? So many times, I have seen students who KNOW what they are, just not what the term is for the parts of speech.
     
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    Ditto :( Some had a very hard time with this all year! Its my mission for next year! I want to improve this area of my instruction and I plan on making it a part of my data folders!
     

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