Lesson Plan

Varsity Parts of Speech Review

By the upper grades, students are pretty familiar with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This rich, engaging varsity-level review incorporates the lesser-studied parts of speech: articles, prepositions, adverbs, and superlative adjectives.
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Parts of Speech that Describe pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Parts of Speech that Describe pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to name and use articles, prepositions, adverbs, and superlative adjectives.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Ask the class: What kind of work do you think you might want to do when you get older? What kind of impact do you want to have? Facilitate a brief discussion, sharing student ideas in small groups or as a class.
  • Explain that just as we have jobs that can impact our community, words have jobs that impact a sentence and ideas.

Beginning

  • Provide a bilingual word bank of various jobs.
  • Define the word "impact" in English and in students' home languages (L1).

Intermediate

  • Provide sentence stems for student discussion (e.g., "When I get older, I'd like to be...").