Parts of Speech Lesson Plan: Student-Created Review Activities

Submitted by: Angela Watson

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify parts of speech and how each contributes to clear communication. Students then create review activities to help other students understand and practice using various parts of speech.

Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Students will:

  1. Identify parts of speech and how each contributes to clear communication
  2. Create review activities to help other students understand and practice using various parts of speech

Materials:

  • Access to the Internet and BrainPOP
  • Class set of photocopies of the Vocabulary page for note-taking

Vocabulary:

noun; verb; adjective; adverb; modify

Preparation:

After students have been taught about the basic parts of speech, tell the class that they're going to create activities to help other students understand and practice using parts of speech. You may want students to prepare their projects for the following year's class to complete, or have them visit a younger group of students in the school and use the activities with them. Or, they could create activities for their own class to use at the end of the year for review: each group can trade activities and complete them. Make sure the purpose is clear to students and authentic.

Lesson Procedure:

  1. Show the Parts of Speech movie and have students take notes on the Vocabulary page. You may want to show the movie through twice, pausing the second time for students to write their definitions. Turning on the closed captioning will assist students in this, and is a great opportunity to teach paraphrasing skills.
  2. Assign students to work in small groups or partners and create activities to teach others about parts of speech. They should watch various BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. movies on parts of speech (listed at the top of this page) to conduct their research. They may wish to include BrainPOP resources in their review activities, as well.
  3. Students may want to create BrainPOP-inspired activities like Mad Libs, Do It! Questions, Quiz Questions, Brainstorming, Matching, Re-Writes, Adding Words, Alphabet Activity or other formats for their review activities. These can be compiled into packets for photocopying or can be shared digitally and completed paperlessly.
  4. Provide time for students to share their parts of speech activities.

Extension Activity:

Students may work in groups to create their own BrainPOP-inspired movie about parts of speech. They can compose their own script, act it out, record it, and share online!