If ESL students are going to improve their writing and speaking skills, they must learn the English parts of speech.
I am not a big fan of teaching grammar, but students need to know these concepts. They are the essential tools for building language skills and knowledge. Understanding the parts of speech is a handy tool for students. Like a pocket knife, they can do just about anything with it.
Parts of Speech Lesson
The full lesson plan is available in this activity worksheet.
Purpose: learn and practice identifying parts of speech.
Time: about 20 minutes.
- Introduce eight parts of speech to class. Explain importance of this knowledge.
- Ask for examples.
- Students read the short story about yoga.
- Students find examples for each part of speech in the story.
- Students write words in a grid.
- Review answers with class.
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