EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH
Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
IDENTIFY THE PARTS OF SPEECH
SUPERVISOR: Please explain all the words in the following
sentence so your student understands the entire meaning before
presenting the following:
1. Oh! The weird stranger stood at a cyclone fence and
viewed a white house with strong binoculars while the dogs
kept barking fiercely and wildly at me, alerting the sleeping neighbors
about the unplanned crime threatening the residents in that
small, sleepy town.
FIRST, COUNT AND NAME THE NOUNS:
9 Nouns: stranger, fence, house, binoculars, dogs,
neighbors, crime, residents, town
NOW, COUNT AND NAME THE PRONOUNS:
1 Pronoun: me
OKAY, COUNT AND NAME THE VERBS:
5 Verbs: stood, viewed, (kept) barking, alerting,
DO YOU SEE ANY ADJECTIVES? COUNT THEM. NAME THEM.
8 Adjectives: weird, cyclone, white, strong, sleeping,
unplanned, small, sleepy
LOOK FOR ARTICLES. DOYOU SEE ANY? COUNT THEM AND
6 Articles: The, a, a, the, the, the
CAN YOU FIND ANY ADVERBS? COUNT THE ADVERBS AND NAME
2 Adverbs: fiercely, wildly
WHAT ABOUT PREPOSITIONS? DO YOU SEE ANY? COUNT
THE PREPOSITIONS AND NAME THEM.
5 Prepositions: at, with, at, about, in
LOOK FOR CONJUNCTIONS. DO YOU RECOGNIZE ANY?
COUNT THEM. NAME THEM.
3 Conjunctions: and, while, and
DO YOU SEE ANY INTERJECTIONS? COUNT WHAT YOU SEE AND
1 Interjection: Oh
TEST FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE IN SECOND GRADE OR HIGHER
NOTE TO SUPERVISOR: Please
explain all the words in the following sentences step by step, so
understands the entire meaning before attempting to do the exercise in
the manner presented above. Take each paragraph and explain its
meaning before your student begins to test. Explain paragraph 2
then test paragraph 2. Explain paragraph 3 then test paragraph
3. Keep explaining and testing in like manner until completion.
2. That fat ostrich runs rapidly throughout the lush, green field. It has long skinny legs and it is so huge that it cannot easily fly, if at all. That funny, fat. large ostrich is as tall as the kitchen door in your brick house. My gosh! It might even be nine feet tall! Most birds have four toes but this ostrich only has two big toes, just like other birds of his kind before him. Did you know that an ostrich lays the largest, fattest eggs of all the birds? The ostrich is known to quickly hide its valuable eggs under the shifting sands.
3. When a baby koala is born, it is as small as a tiny jelly bean. The new energetic, young koala lives in the accomodating mother's pouch for the first six months. Wow! Did you know that animals with pouches are wisely called marsupials? When the cute koala is finally older, it competently rides on its mother's strong back. The koalas sleep quietly all day in the trees but at night they eagerly eat the luscious leaves of the gum tree.
4. It was summer and the sun was hotly shining down on us as we watched our three small children at play. Mark eagerly wanted to play ball but Larry vehemently refused to play with him. He was intent on playing with his toy soldiers and small cars. Sonja was not one to immediately relate to her two brothers. She preferred her paper dolls and entertained herself with her active imagination. My wife was preparing the highly anticipated barbecue. I was putting on my apron and chef's hat to help out, when suddenly there was a loud clap of thunder followed by an unexpected torrent of rain. We were all drenched by the time we arrived at home.
5. Are you an amateur spelunker? Have you recently entertained ideas of becoming an amateur spelunker? What fun! If you like to take risks and explore dark, dangerous caves, then you are a spelunker. An adventurous person who studies caves professionally is also a spelunker. The temperature varies from 50 to 60 degrees which is pleasant for most spelunkers. Anyone who wants to explore a cave must be willing to squeeze through difficult passages. A spelunker should wear stout boots and a protective hat. The hat's purpose is to save the head from falling rocks. The first rule of cave exploring is never go alone. That rules applies to adults as well as to children. It is easy to get lost and often dangerous. There is always the possibility of falling into a pit or into water. The second rule is to have a reliable light. It is best to take along extra batteries. The inside of a cave is completely dark.
NOW YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN PARAGRAPH
USE ALL EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH IN YOUR PARAGRAPH
CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING :
Your favorite sport, television show, movie
Your favorite vacation
Describe a time when you were highly emotional
The birth of your cats
Your Homework in detail
Most frightening experience of your life
Happiest time of your life
Describe the people in your family
Tell about a weird dream
Make up a an imaginary story about the neighbor down the street
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE FOR IDENTIFYING THE PARTS OF