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By: Victoria DeVries Computers in Education ED 205 03 Spring 2009

Click on one of the eight parts of speech listed below to view a slide with a description , example, and video of that particular part of speech.
About the Author About this PowerPoint Resources Nouns Pronouns Adjectives Verbs Adverbs Conjunctions Prepositions Interjections

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My name is Victoria DeVries. I am a student at Grand Valley State University. My major is English with a Language Arts emphasis and my minor is Elementary Education. I love working with kids and I hope to teach second or third grade.

E-mail me at: vdevries28@gmail.com

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This is an Interactive PowerPoint designed to help students learn the eight parts of speech. There is a slide for each part of speech that includes a definition, example and video about that particular part of speech. The definitions and examples have been taken from resources online. These resources include worksheets that could be used along with this presentation. Schoolhouse Rock videos have been used to increase student interest in grammar. Students can go through the whole presentation or use the home page to navigate to a certain part of speech if they want to focus on a certain area or need extra help learning about that part.

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A noun is a person, a place, or a thing. Ex. Jimmy read a book in the park.
Jimmy is a noun because it is a persons name. Book is a noun because it is a thing. Park is a noun because it is a place.

Video about Nouns


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A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Ex. John rode on Johns tractor.
New sentence: John rode on his tractor. His takes the place of Johns to make the sentence sound better.

Video about Pronouns


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An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Ex. The tall man went into the restaurant.
Tall is an adjective. It describes a noun, man.

Video about Adjectives

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A verb is a word that shows what something or someone is doing. Ex. Mary sleeps on the couch.
Sleeps is a verb because it shows what Mary does.

Video about Verbs

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An adverb can tell how, when, or where an action happened. Ex. Jason quickly read the book.
How did Jason read? Quickly.

Video about Adverbs

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Conjunctions connect words, phrases, clauses, or even entire sentences. Ex. Grapes are purple or green.
Or is the conjunction. It connects purple and green.

Video about Conjunctions

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Prepositions are words that specify place, direction or time. Ex. The ball rolled under the table.
Under is a preposition because it specifies place.

Video about Prepositions

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Interjections express feelings or emotions. They are at the beginning of a sentence followed by ! or ,

Ex. Sorry, I didnt mean to step on your toe.


Sorry is an interjection. It is at the beginning of the sentence and it expresses a feeling.

Video about Interjections


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Adjectives. http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/adjectives/adjectives1.pdf Adverbs. http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/grammar/adverbs.pdf C. Maike. Grammar = the 8 parts of speech. May 2005. Conjunctions. http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/languagearts/partsofspeech/conjunctions/conjunctions0136.pdf Interjections. http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/languagearts/partsofspeech/interjections/interjections1.pdf Nouns. http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/nouns/nouns.pdf Prepositions. http://www.worksheetlibrary.com/subjects/languagearts/partsofspeech/prepositions/prepositions1.pdf Prepositions. http://www.english-the-easy-way.com/Prepositions/What_Are_Prepositions.htm Pronouns. http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/grammar/pronouns.pdf Verbs. http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/actionverbs/action-verbs.pdf

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