By: Victoria DeVries
Computers in Education
ED 205 – 03
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 Nouns
About this PowerPoint Adjectives
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 person’s name.
Book is a noun because it is a thing.
Park is a noun because it is a place.
Video about Nouns
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a
Ex. John rode on John’s tractor.
New sentence: John rode on his tractor.
His takes the place of John’s to make the sentence sound
Video about Pronouns
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
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
An adverb can tell how, when, or where an
Ex. Jason quickly read the book.
How did Jason read? Quickly.
Video about Adverbs
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
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
Interjections express feelings or emotions.
They are at the beginning of a sentence
followed by ! or ,
Ex. Sorry, I didn’t 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
C. Maike. Grammar = the 8 parts of speech. May 2005.