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Want to know a great way to motivate students when teaching parts of speech? Use theme park topics! These worksheets can be used in centers or to assess understanding across multiple grade levels. They incorporate word identification, sentence, and paragraph writing. Plus, there's a team activity where groups compete to see who can brainstorm more words. Some worksheets are more challenging than others, so you can use different ones to differentiate within your lessons. Here's what's included:
Water Park Adjectives
Students identify parts of speech relating to water park attractions.
Crazy Coaster Adjectives
Students replace boring adjectives (fun, good, etc) with more interesting ones (synonyms). After writing them around a roller coaster, they include their new words in a paragraph.
Students are provided a list of words, and they have to sort them correctly inside monorail windows. It's a fun way to assess their understanding of different parts of speech.
Theme Park Brain Challenge
This might be more suitable for students who need parts of speech enrichment. They think of words that begin with the last letter of the previous word. It can be a fun challenge, since all the words should be related to theme parks AND have to go in this order: noun, verb, adjective.
Theme Park Pyramids
This worksheet provides three pyramids where students can think of a theme park noun and add in other parts of speech. The first pyramid gets them started.
Theme Park Sentence Stretch
Do you have students who like to write short sentences? This activity will encourage students to stretch their sentences by adding nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. The first sentences are provided, along with an example.
Theme Park Clue Boxes
Here's a fun way to get students to write sentences. Give them parts of speech clues about things at a theme park and have them write or draw pictures about them.
TEAM ACTIVITY: Theme Park Tick-Tock
Tick-Tock! Students have so many minutes to make words out of Disney, Universal, and Theme Park. This can be done individually or in teams. The catch is that each word is assigned points based on the part of speech. For example, adverbs earn a whopping 20 points, whereas a noun is 1 point. If a team wants to win, they'll be encouraged to think of more adjectives and adverbs versus nouns and verbs.
GREAT PARTNER ACTIVITY: Theme Park Riddles
Students can guess riddles based on words that belong and don't belong. Here's the catch: they have to use all verbs or all adjectives. This can also be a great partner activity.
Theme Park Paragraphs
This would make an ideal writing center. Students are provided adjectives and adverbs and write paragraphs using them. The first sentences have been provided (or teachers can white out those for more advanced students). These can be motivating, since they are encouraged to write about things at a theme park.
Partial Answer Key and Common Core Standards
Answers are provided for some worksheets (others are based on a teacher's evaluation and don't need answers). Plus, you'll find common core standards listed for each grade level: 2-5