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English Language Arts - 6th

Grammar: Parts of Speech

Title: Understanding the Building Blocks of Language

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 6

Subject: English Language Arts

Summary: This lesson will introduce students to the different parts of speech, helping them understand the fundamental elements of grammar.

Topic: Grammar: Parts of Speech

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and define the eight parts of speech
  • Understand the role of each part of speech in sentence construction
  • Apply knowledge of parts of speech to analyze and construct sentences


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of direct instruction, group discussions, and interactive activities. Students will actively participate in identifying and analyzing parts of speech in various sentences.


  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Markers or chalk
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Printed handouts with sentences for analysis
  • Online resources for interactive activities (optional)


Step 1: Introduction (10 minutes)

Begin the lesson by engaging students in a discussion about the importance of grammar in effective communication. Explain that grammar provides the structure and rules for constructing sentences.

Step 2: Parts of Speech Overview (15 minutes)

Introduce the eight parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Provide clear definitions and examples for each part of speech. Use visual aids, such as charts or diagrams, to enhance understanding.

Step 3: Group Activity - Parts of Speech Sort (20 minutes)

Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a set of word cards representing different parts of speech. Instruct the groups to work together to sort the word cards into the correct categories. Encourage discussion and collaboration among group members.

Step 4: Sentence Analysis (20 minutes)

Distribute printed handouts with sentences for analysis. Instruct students to identify and label the parts of speech in each sentence. Circulate the classroom to provide guidance and support as needed.

Step 5: Interactive Activity (15 minutes)

Utilize online resources or interactive games to reinforce the understanding of parts of speech. Allow students to work individually or in pairs to complete the activity. Monitor their progress and provide feedback.

Step 6: Wrap-up and Assessment (10 minutes)

Conclude the lesson by reviewing the key concepts covered. Ask students to share their insights and any challenges they faced during the activities. Assess their understanding through a brief quiz or exit ticket.


By the end of this lesson, students will have a solid understanding of the eight parts of speech and their role in constructing sentences. They will be able to identify and analyze parts of speech in sentences, enhancing their overall grammar skills.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 6

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