The Parts of Speech are the Grammar Puzzle Pieces
for ELA Mastery
English grammar can be a challenge for English learners, young and old alike. After all, even identifying the parts of speech in simple sentences can leave students scratching their heads. For example, the first underlined word below is an adjective, while the second underline word is a noun, even though their letters are written the same:
He played on the boys’ basketball team.
The boys played on the basketball team.
It’s no wonder kids often dread learning grammar! But (fun) help at home with putting the English grammar puzzle together can ease students’ frustration and hopefully inspire them to learn more about it!
To teach nouns that are ideas, you can include them in your conversations about values, such as honesty,courage, and perseverance.
Start with a simple sentence idea-
The girl was _______ because ______.
Then make a silly sentence like this-
The tall, happy, smiling girl soon was grumpy because her delicious strawberryand chocolate ice cream cone tumbled to the cold, hard floor.
Soon your child will come up with his or her own ideas for making silly sentences!
There is a bird sitting atop the stop sign.
A parking lot is behind the school.
A cat is sitting underneath the tree.
Practice with activities like these will give your child the understanding and confidence he or she needs to solve the grammar puzzle!
Coming Soon: More ways to help kids fall in love with grammar for the pronoun, conjunction, and interjection parts of speech!
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