Lesson Plan

The War of the Words: Grammar and Parts of Speech

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Here's a lesson that adds some zip to a study of parts of speech. Class members read two versions of the same article, one loaded with evocative nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, while the other is missing this sensory language. Groups are then assigned one of these parts of speech and develop an argument for why their part of speech is the most important. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils use different color highlighters to indicate the parts of speech in the two versions of the reading passage
Classroom Considerations
  • The PowerPoint is designed to guide the lesson
  • Copies and projection equipment for the PowerPoint are required 
  • Materials are available in both English and Spanish
  • Links are provided to an explanation for the learning techniques used in the lesson
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