Let's face it. When it comes to grammar, even the best of us struggle at times to jazz it up and make it memorable-but no more! I tried this activity out of my freshman English classes and not only did they do it-THEY LOVED IT! This catchy rhyme is easy to break down and teach part by part adding on as you go. Before you know it, they will not only learn their parts of speech, but they'll also ask to do it in every class! I used it as a review of the basic functions of each part of speech, so we could move on to more complex topics without having to spend too much time reviewing. The actions add that critical layer of memory and recall through movement. I still have kids coming back to my class years later and performing it for me! The most important thing is to get your most vocal and animated students sold to help you then sell it to the class with their contagious attitudes. Once they buy in, no only will they have a blast doing it, but never again will you have to go back to the beginning when it comes to parts of speech-whew!
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Keywords: grammar, parts of speech, movement, fun, video, slide
Parts of Speech Rhyme
by Gail Weinhold
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