Saturday, August 29, 2015

Learning the 8 Parts of Speech

Add a catchy tune to the 8 parts of speech, and it is so much easier to memorize what they are.  When talking about verbs, my kids can't help but to sing "a verb is a word, an action word."  First I go over the lesson in their language books and then we watch a little clip put to music.  I am going to share those resources with you today. School House and Grammaropolis are by far the favorites and we watch them over and over again.

1.  A Noun
  • Names a person, place, thing or idea.
    • dog, park, chair, cat...

School House Rock - What is a Noun

The Noun Song

Grammaropolis Noun Town

2. Pronoun 
  • Is a word used in place of a noun.
    • She, we, they, he...
School House Rock - Pronouns

Grammaropolis - Pronouns


3. Verb 
  • Expresses an action or state of being.
    • Jump, is, write, become....
A Verb is a Word Rap

Grammaropolis - Verbs

School House Rock

4. Adjective

  • Modifies or describes a noun or pronoun.
    • Big, red, interesting, tall, skinny....

Grammaropolis - Adjectives

Grammar Music Rock

5. Adverb
  • Describes a verb, adjective or adverb. Tell how, when or where about a verb.
    • Quickly, silently, very, badly...
School House Rock - Adverbs

Grammar Rock - Adverbs

Grammaropolis - Grammar

6. Prepositions
  • Links a noun to another word. Shows position or how things go together. They start prepositional phrases.
    • To, at, after, on but, across, above...
Prepositions by the Bazillions

School House Rock

What is a Preposition


Scratch Garden

7. Conjunctions
  • Joins clauses, sentences or words together.
    • And, but, or...

School House Rock

8. Interjections
  • Express strong or sudden feeling, a short exclamation. Usually 1 or 2 words that come at the beginning of a sentence. 
    • Hooray! Wow! Yuck! Ouch!
School House Rock


For all you Star Wars Fans! School House Rock song

There are so many resources online, you can teach grammar without ever buying a book.  You can even find worksheets online if that is something your kids like to do.

Grammar Revolution - Learn what the parts of speech are
Daily Grammar Do a grammar lesson a day
Worksheets - There are some freebies on this site as well as pay for.

Daily Grams - Lots of Levels to choose from

What resources do you use for grammar? Leave a comment below.  If you have a website with grammar worksheets, I would love to add it above.


  1. Thanks for a great post! My little girl has been using these videos of yours all year, and as a result is getting a really good grasp of the parts of speech : )She plays "Grammar Gorillas" on Funbrain, and can identify them all! Thanks! : )

  2. I am so glad to hear you are enjoying the videos. I think it is easier to remember a concept when you add music and a picture to it.
    I will have to check out Grammar Gorillas.


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