Challenge your students by showing them how to be problem-solvers of language!
Review nine concrete strategies in the document below with your class to help students determine what the part of speech of a missing word must be, given context clues, in a sentence.
Student Learning Objectives:
1) I will be able to determine the part of speech of a missing word using surrounding context clues.
2) I will be able to explain how language experts use specific strategies to make educated guesses.
When I gave my sixth graders this challenging activity, they had already studied nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs through a number of assignments, including vocabulary quizzes that required them to memorize the part of speech of their weekly words.
What You Will Find:
*A digital packet that consists of 12 pages of material: introductory content, nine techniques, 60 practice sentences and a 15-question quiz with answer keys.*
First you will find an opening that elucidates the lesson's key points, and answers the question "who cares?"
Next, nine cases will open students eyes to the fact that every word plays a certain role in a sentence. Students will use these examples provided as patterns or "rules" that can help them to determine the part of speech of a missing word in a similar sentence.
Later in the packet, students will come to see parts of speech in a new light as they take a breather and complete a mad libs exercise.
Finally, students will hurl themselves into six sections of practice, each with ten sentences. Students will figure out the part of speech of one missing word in each sentence using the strategies they've learned.
The packet closes with a 15-question quiz of the same style as the practice questions.
Answer keys are provided for all practice and quiz questions.
How Valuable is Your Time?
This packet took me about 3 hours to create, and then modify and revise.