Engaging Ways to Teach Parts of Speech in Classroom

21K School · Feb 9, 2023 · 3 min read

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Is learning the different elements of speech boring your learner? Or are they simply unable to grasp what you’re teaching them? Try out these enjoyable hands-on activities! Additionally, there is a remote learning option for each activity. There are several tests available that might assist you in identifying your pupils’ preferred learning styles. You are strongly advised to find one they enjoy and use that method. This might help one understand which activities kids learn from are most effective.

You may be able to limit or broaden the number of activities to use if you are aware of the different learning types present in your class.

You can modify these suggestions as necessary to meet the requirements of your learner.

1. Act out the lines:

The kinesthetic learners in one’s class will love this activity. One may either offer sentences to the class or have the students create their own, depending on their proficiency levels. Students may require some assistance to act out the lines. The “audience” can identify the speech components in the sentence by seeing the “actors” perform it. Educators can decide whether to deliver the sentence first or let the pupils make an educated guess. Adjectives and adverbs give this task some added drama!

2. Touch and Feel:

Tactile learners in your class may find this method engaging. The teacher places unidentified things in a paper bag. Without looking, students put their arms inside the bag and describe what they touch to a partner. The characterizing adjectives are then recorded and utilized to estimate what the item in question could be – in this case, a noun.

The remote learning option for this task is a little more complicated. This can be a suitable choice if pupils can receive help at home. Students can then share a video of their experience with the class and could get some amusing responses!

3. Comic strips:

This activity has several versions. One strategy is to have students concentrate on how to depict an activity in their artwork—for example, by using lines to depict motion. Imagine the main character — a noun or verb or any other speech component — and have them embark on adventures. This is another excellent visual learning exercise. One could also turn it into a game where students create illustrations of the many elements of speech, and their peers try to determine the correct one. It’s always enjoyable to take kids outdoors to do this with chalk!

You could also create computer-based applications or email a comic strip to the instructor as a remote learning option.

4. A Parts of Speech song:

This activity is appropriate for students with strong aural skills or musical intelligence. Students can create a song on the parts of speech or compose a song from the perspective of a part of speech. Extra points if they sing the song too!

Students can learn remotely by producing a presentation of the lyrics or an audio-visual of their performance. This can be then presented to the class.

5. Observation of Nature:

This will probably appeal to learners who prefer a naturalistic approach to learning. This exercise can be done both at home and at school. Students can identify any nouns (objects, creatures) they see, verbs they observe occurring, and adjectives by using their senses. One might accomplish this with a detailed list, or the kids could make a chart that would then inspire them to write sentences or paragraphs.

Students can learn remotely by recording or photographing their observations of nature or by filling out a chart that is forwarded to the teacher.

6. Electronic Task Cards:

Boom cards are a fun method for learning parts of speech. These cards provide kids with a fun, game-like way to learn to recognize the various elements of speech. Boom cards are self-correcting, so one doesn’t have to grade them and is fully prepared. No need to duplicate, print, or laminate anything. This is why utilizing them in the classroom is easy. In addition, these cards may be conveniently given to students doing their coursework remotely.


These innovative ideas for online teaching will support teachers in making their students learn the different parts of speech. With the help of these tools, students will also get to move around while they study and solidify their comprehension of various elements of speech.

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