Students write a full page story of their choosing (or teacher can assign an idea or topic). Then, students must color code their nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs. After the assignment is complete, they can swap with a classmate and check to see that 1. a words are colored properly and 2. they didn't miss any words. After, the students can share as a whole group and the teacher can address and questions or solve disagreements between partners.
This handout has 11 sets of directions that can be cut apart and distributed to students (saving paper!). The writing and color coding can be homework or done in class. Students can also partner up for the color coding process as well.