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The Nine Parts of Speech Three little words you often see, Are articles - a, an, and the. A noun's the name of anything As school, garden, hoop, or swing. An adjective tells the kind of noun - Great, small, pretty, white, or brown. Instead of nouns the pronouns stand - Her head, his face, your arm, my hand. Verbs tell of something to be done, To read, sing, jump, or run. How things are done the adverbs tell, As slowly, quickly, ill, or well. Conjunctions join words together, As men and women, wind or weather. The prepositions stands before A noun, as at or through the door. The interjection shows surprise, As ah! how pretty --- Oh! how wise. The whole are called nine parts of speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach. The poem The Nine Parts of Speech was written by Green Baker in 1865 or 1866
Interesting idea...this part could really be helpful "By keeping a record of how the social talking in inhibiting learning, you'll be better able to communicate your concerns to the student and, if it should prove necessary, his parents. It's going to be tough for any parent to justify social talking when they see that their son has filled out 10 Yellow Slips with "I was talking to (student's name) instead of working on my assignment." That's a pretty powerful message."
I use this in my classroom, but I definitely need to start calling Voice Level 1 "spy talk". It's MUCH cooler than whispering! (If anyone has never heard of this before, I HIGHLY recommend it! It took a couple of weeks for my kids to get the hang of it, but now they ask me what voice level they are allowed to be at for certain activities. It's AMAZING!)
make your parent handbook stand out. put a magnet strip on the back for easy fridge sticking.