Saturday, June 16, 2012


DIY Parts of Speech Poem

When I was in high school, college and even throughout my masters I met a LOT of students who didn't know the basic parts of speech.

When I was in elementary school I learned a poem which started, "Nouns are just the names of things like rice and birds and snow and rings" it went on to explain other parts of speech, "When something is done the adverb then tells how and why and where and when" etc.

I heavily altered the poem to focus on what I teach in one of my classes and review the basics.

I also wanted to make it  more dynamic and interactive than just a poem so I made it into a mad libs like assignment.

You can download it for free at TeachersPayTeachers or BusyTeachers there also is a sample of the poem once it is completed. If you haven't signed up for Teachers Pay Teachers yet click here to go straight to their sign up page (Remember it is free!).


  1. Hi Carissa!
    It's great to meet you! :)

    I love what you've done with this poem!

    I'm headed over to TPT to download it now. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blog too...I'm going to go look around some more.

    1. Glad you like it! I have literally e-mailed the version I remember from childhood to countless friends who sat next to me in college Spanish classes saying, "What's an adverb?" I knew I would want to use it (or something like it) with my stduents.

      If you do decide to download it please leave a review :)


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