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Parts of Speech:
The words that we use can be divided into these classes:

Related Reference Pages, Activities and Worksheets:


Types of Words, Phrases, and Sentences
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

A page of types of words, phrases and sentences from the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary in English.
Write Adjectives

Write Parts of Speech

Write 5 words that belong to each part of speech in English. Parts of speech include: noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Or go to sample answers.
Write Adjectives

Write Parts of Speech

Write 10 words that belong to each part of speech in English. Parts of speech include: noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Or go to sample answers.
Word Wheel

Parts of Speech Word Wheel

Make a wheel about the eight parts of speech using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, the parts of speech appear together with a definition and two examples. The parts of speech are: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. The student then writes down the parts of speech and an example for each.
abbreviations

Common Abbreviations

Learn common English abbreviations and print worksheets on abbreviations.
"leaping lizards"

alliteration

Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. "Slithering snake" is an alliteration because both word start with the "s" sound. "Notable knight" is an alliteration because both word start with the "n" sound (even though they start with different letters).
art
rat
tar


Anagrams

An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word. For example, spot is an anagram of post.
Compound Word for Each Letter

Compound Words

A compound word is a word that is made up of two or more other words. For example, the word dragonfly is made up of two words, dragon and fly. Read some common compound words and do activities on compound words.
I'll
(I will)


Contractions

A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (usually verbs). Some contractions are: I'm (I am), can't (cannot), how's (how is), and Ma'am (Madam).


Antonyms/Opposites

Opposites (antonyms) are things that are very, very different from each other. Some examples of opposites are: left and right, big and small, up and down, tall and short.
flower

Homophones

Homophones are words that sound like one another but have different meanings, like flower and flour.
. , ? ! ;

Punctuation Marks

Punctuation marks are symbols that are used in sentences and phrases to make the meaning clearer. Some punctuation marks are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), exclamation point (!), colon (:) and semicolon(;). This is also a page of punctuation marks and other common symbols from the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary in English.
Match words

Match Punctuation Symbol Words and Pictures

Match 10 punctuation symbol words to their pictures. The words are: comma, period, exclamation point, quotation mark, question mark, apostrophe, colon, semicolon, parentheses, hyphen. Or go to the answers.


rhymes

Words that rhyme have endings that sound the same, like cat and hat, or kite and light.
MOM
2002


Palindromes

A palindrome is a word, phrase or number that reads the same forward and backward. Some palindromes are: the name Bob, the number 101, and the phrase, "Madam, I'm Adam."
simile

Simile

A simile is a way of describing something by comparing it to something else, often using the word "like" or "as." For example, "He is as brave as a lion." Read common similes and do activities on similes.
metaphor

Metaphor

A metaphor is a way of describing something by equating it with something else. It is a comparison between two different things that have an important characteristic in common. For example, in the metaphor, "Freddie is a pig when he eats," both Freddie and a pig are sloppy eaters.

Vocabulary Worksheets

These graphic organizers for vocabulary words can be used to help students learn new vocabulary words. For each new vocabulary word, the student writes the word, its definition, its part of speech, a synonym, an antonym, the draws a picture that illustrates the meaning of the word, and writes a meaningful sentence using the word.
grammar worksheet

Grammar Potpourri Worksheets

Find synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, anagrams, and compound words, then capitalize, punctuate, and correct the spelling of sentences.


Parts of Speech: Write a Question for Each Answer

In this worksheet, the student is given a series of short answers using parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.). For each answer, the student writes a short question.
Word for Each Letter

Find a Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Numbers

Parts of Speech Quiz
A Worksheet to Print

A short, printable worksheet quiz about the parts of speech, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, preposition, conjunctions, and interjections. The short-answer worksheet asks 16 general questions about the parts of speech, for example, "A word that expresses action (for example, "run") is a ___." Or go to the answers.
unscramble the sentences

Unscramble the Sentences Worksheet
Unscramble the words of simple sentences, then use the first word of each sentence to find the secret message.


Grammar Vocabulary Word List

A list of words related to grammar.


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