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FunBrain: Grammar Gorillas - Parts of Speech Game

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.funbrain.com/index.html

Website Example: http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Use this interactive game for a whole-class review or individual practice of the parts of speech. After teaching parts of speech, have students practice identifying parts of speech. There are two levels – Beginner (identify nouns and verbs) and Advanced (all parts of speech).

Preparation

  1. Make sure site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Try out the exercise you plan to use on the computer(s) before having students try it.
  3. Pre-teach vocabulary/grammar structures your students may not know and to make sure you know how to explain the answers to questions students get wrong and do not understand.
  4. Check for answers you may not agree with. Note: possessive adjectives are listed as pronouns (example: her book).

How-To

  1. Go to the Example Web Site (above).
  2. Choose the level (Beginner – nouns and verbs only or Advanced – all parts of speech). The part of speech to identify (noun, pronoun, etc.) is listed above a sentence with underlined words.
  3. Select one of the underlined words that is the part of speech named. For example, if instructed to select a verb, select the one underlined verb in the sentence. Immediate feedback on accuracy is provided. There are ten questions.
  4. You may want to play the game again. New sentences are provided.

Teacher Tips

  • There is a brief description of the parts of speech with examples on the game page (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, interjection, preposition, conjunction, pronoun).

More Ways

  • The FunBrain Web site has numerous online exercises and games for practicing numbers, math, grammar, spelling, reading, vocabulary, and more. The site is designed for kids, but some online exercises may be appropriate for adult ESL students.

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
  • (7.3) Demonstrate ability to use problem-solving skills
  • (7.4) Demonstrate study skills
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