parts of speech word sort {language arts}

Free! Spelling roll a word! Great idea to modify for vocab/artic activity.

STORY STICKS. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've picked - I like this idea for family time. BUT JUST COLOR THE BOTTOM AND WRITE ON IT SO STUDENTS PICK A STICK TO FORM GROUP STORY WRITERS

You simply post this up on the board and students must create a story using one phrase from each color. This is fun and challenging!

Interactive way to teacher sentence structure! Let students pick cards to create their own sentences, have students match cards to words/pictures, or even use the cards to learn parts of speech.

You can have your students create a handy grammar rule organizer that they can refer too as they are writing.

Word Pointillism

Grammar chart. In 5th grade, I was required to memorize the parts so speech by learning and reciting a poem which began 'three little words we often see, are the articles a, an and the.'........wish I could remember it all now......

FLUENCY STRIPS! 480 simple sentences that help kids read sight word and cvc words! These are perfect for BEGINNING readers and/or STRUGGLING readers. Great for assessment, too!


This is a great idea to show student how to expand sentences...She also has ideas to use for older students as well.

The student picks one from each can and makes up a silly sentence. Use this for limited readers with my pictured sentence parts from Sentence Builders at Looks-Like-Language!

For a "surprise" movement/dance when you need something to fill time. Would be easy to put in a can and have a student pick one out. Use rhythm patterns for student to clap, or sing intervals, or name tempo markings, etc.

Word work center idea word family drawers.

Sorting the prefixes, roots, and suffixes- visual and helpful!

Great vocabulary builder...each student has a word on their forehead...other students give clues to student to help them figure out the word they have. Can use synonym, antonym etc.

I'm going to use a twist on this idea as one of my literacy centers this week. Students will pick an action figure from my collection and take pictures of that figure in places that demonstrate different prepositional phrases, i.e. under my desk, then they will write the caption for each picture using the correct prepositional phrase.

At large group time a favorite activity has been SECRET SENTENCE time! Working together we read the words and figure out where they belong. We have been learning that a sentences begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark.

Elementary ESL Lessons. For more proficient ELL kids. Children pick one stick from each pile: a place, a problem, and a person. Then they write or tell a story from the sticks

vocab on the move - students have the word on their head and need to get clues from others to figure out their word...with math words

Stick houses--provide plain and colored sticks at your math/manipulatives table for the children to create their house or apartment building.