Not many of us have students who perk up when we start talking about grammar. I think most of us would probably agree on the one subject that is really boring…. Parts of Speech! I used to dread the idea even as far back as a student myself. This interactive assignment allows kids to interact with and gain a better understanding of language. There are many great times to use this unit depending on your students’ needs. It’s a good unit to start the year with and provide a strong foundation for writing or before the state writing test as a break from writing. Whenever I implement it, I see the influence when we review writing elements before the test.
This unit takes about 4-5 days for me and it's worth the time, but you can pick and choose what you want or need. There are several building activities along with alternative assignments and enrichment for those that need it.
We all know students who understand language become better writers.