My students were having a hard time distinguishing between adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so I designed these activities to give them the tools that they would need to be able to figure out a word’s part of speech all on their own.
More than just a collection of color-by-code sheets, this bundle of activities includes 6 “Word Labeling Machines” that will help students decide which part of speech a word is, so that they can work independently on even the most challenging of words! Using the “Word Labeling Machine” is so fun for students that they don’t realize that they are gaining a deeper understanding of English structure while they are using it! Once students have worked to put examples into the “machine,” they can color their answers in the corresponding poster. There is also a graphing activity that asks them to graph their results using the same color coding as they used in the poster. This makes it easy for students to check their own work against the answer key—without the teacher having to give away the exact answer to how the finished poster should look. (However, an Answer Key showing the correct colors in each finished poster is also provided, in case you would like to have students double-check their work). The third page in each set of handouts is a follow-up writing activity in which students are asked to imagine what is happening in the picture, incorporating their answers to several intriguing questions into a short story, using the target parts of speech.
This bundle is 50% off the price of buying the items individually! It includes sentence structure, coloring, graphing, and writing pages for the following six holidays/seasons: Halloween; Thanksgiving; Christmas/Winter; Valentine’s Day; Saint Patrick’s Day; Earth Day. (Detailed answer keys for each coloring and graphing activity are also included).
If you would rather purchase the Color-by-Code activities individually, please click here: English Language Arts Resources by Teacher's Palette