Unlock the parts of speech puzzle for students with this comprehensive notetaking handout. Use it to teach the parts of speech or as a refresher at the beginning of the year. This handout will simplify and clarify the purpose and function of every word in every sentence. Since understanding the parts of speech is the cornerstone of grammar, this packet is a must for teachers who need their students to fully comprehend how each part of speech functions in our language.
Included is this packet is a nine-part puzzle packet for all students, especially special needs and ELL students. The packet breaks down the parts of speech to one part of speech per page and offers more space for writing notes than the full puzzle sheet.
Teacher gives notes that students record on the handout, including prepositions and auxiliary (helping) verbs on the back side. This handy guide can serve as a quick visual throughout the year. After the notes, there are activities for analyzing sentences for subject and predicate, and parts of speech.
These activities are scaffolded and differentiated: teacher decides on time allotted and who will receive the whole packet. Teacher may give the puzzle sheet and puzzle packet to all students in which to write their notes, or Teacher may use the puzzle packets only for special needs students, ELL students, etc. Teacher can also make use of the puzzle packet optional, based on student preference.
To differentiate, Teacher may also write definitions into the puzzle packet prior to handing them out for specific students or for the entire class to save time. Teacher writes notes on the board for students to copy, explaining and clarifying concepts as s/he goes along. For enrichment, Teacher may allow certain students to write the notes on the board, adding clarifying information as the class moves along. Also included are a Grammar Rock video response sheet, as well as two enrichment activities.
Two tests are offered: there is a longer, more in-depth test as well as a modified test that includes one interjection and one sentence.
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