Each and every student learns in a unique way and technology offers teachers ways to target the needs of their students. Furthermore, using the technologies available to us can help to keep students engaged and make learning fun and interesting that way students come to school wanting to learn instead of wanting to leave.
More information:The Guide to Grammar and Writing – http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definitions.htmThis site gives definitions for basic sentence parts (including the parts of speech) and can be used as a reference for both students and teachers. It also offers several short quizes students can take to test their knowledge.ReadeWriteThink - http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/Readwritethink.org is a great source for teachers looking for new lesson plan ideas, prinouts, and interactive activities for students. It also offers links to professional development resources as well as parent and afterschool resources.Literacy Center Education Network - http://www.literacycenter.net/resources/This site is a wonderful source for learning games and printouts that can be used both inside and outside of the classroom. Many, if not all of the activities found on the site are aligned with Common Core State Standards for elementary age students.
With teacher guidance and support, first grade students can use this blog page, and the Webquest it includes in putting their knowledge to the test in a fun way. Students are given the task of creating their own “cheat sheets” about the parts of speech. The size and complexity of the task can be differentiated according to the teacher’s and students’ needs. For example, first graders may not yet be familiar with interjections so this part of the “cheat sheet” can easily be left out. The blog also contains links to site like Yahooligans, and BrainPop where students can play games complete other interactive activities to aid learning. Older students may not need as much teacher guidance in navigating the blog and linked websites.http://murielgissel.blogspot.com/p/webquest-parts-of-speech.html
http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/Teachers can show clips of the movie from BrainPop as part of one or more lessons on the parts of speech. Students can then complete the quiz and activities offered with classmates or individually.
This word sort, created using Kidspiration, could be used as a way for students to practice what they have learned about the parts of speech or as a form of assessment after learning each of the parts. Students are able to type vocabulary words into the blue symbols and then categorize them according to their part of speech. To further enhance their learning students can then use the interactive Writing View to write sentences for some or all of the vocabulary words. Doing so reinforces what they’ve learned in class and helps them to further develop the necessary twenty-first century learning skills.
Dictionary.com is a great resource for both teachers and students! Part of the Common Core State Standards addresses demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English and dictionaries are a great tool to help develop this ability. There’s even a dictionary.com app so students can use an iPad or iPhone to access a wealth of information!Sources:http://dictionary.reference.com/https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary.com-dictionary/id308750436?mt=8
Bartleby.com is a great source for teachers and students because it offers access to a variety of poems that can easily be used in lessons about parts of speech. First grade students would likely need help from parents or teachers when navigating the site, but teachers can easily use the site to find poems and other literature to use in the classroom.Source:http://www.bartleby.com/
Primary Wall site: http://primarywall.com/Links to more collaborative sites: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/11/27/sites-student-collaboration/
Morin, chelsea. parts of speech nouns and verbs
Grammar: Parts of
1st Grade Unit
Rationale for Technology Integration
• We can use technology to our
advantage in order to enhance
our knowledge of the parts of
speech through interactive
websites, to research information
on the subject, and to find lesson
activities related to the topic. The
possibilities are endless!
Click the photo!
• My presentation will
demonstrate how teachers can
easily incorporate such
technologies as blogs, videos,
and educational apps - into their
classrooms to provide students
with the best possible learning
experience so they can be
prepared to thrive in a
technology driven society.
• The internet offers an endless supply of information
related to the teaching and learning of the parts of
speech; each of the websites used in this
presentation have proven to be reliable and up to
date sources of information for teachers, students,
• Click on graphics within the presentation to be linked
to the websites mentioned. Any additional
information can be found in the notes section of
• The Guide to Grammar and Writing
– Sponsored by the Capitol Community College Foundation which
aims to support “sholarships, faculty development and curriculum
– Sponsored by the International Reading association; This site
offers free materials like lesson plans, student interactives, and
• Literacy Center Education Network
– Literacycenter.net gives teachers, parents, and students
access to learning games, language printouts, and other
Mendoza is a
teacher of English as
a second language
who created the
blog. It gives access
to lessons and more
Click the image to visit the
• PapaPodcasts, available through iTunes, offers several short
podcasts related to the parts of speech.
• Teachers can play one or all of the podcasts during class or
students can listen to them on their own time to reinforce
what they’ve learned in class.
• Students with internet access at home can listen to the
podcasts for free through iTunes!
Click the picture to the left to
visit the iTunes store and listen
to the podcasts!
•Students can watch
this video as an
introduction to the
parts of speech.
has links to quizzes
and activities related
to the video that
students can use to
Teaching Materials – Noun Sort
• This worksheet allows students to
practice discriminating between
common and proper nouns.
•Students cut out the cards and paste
them into the appropriate column on
their sorting sheet. This activity can
be done individually or with a partner.
•Click on the worksheet to see the pdf
Teaching Materials –Flipbook
•Click on the graphic to link to
the pdf file of the flipbook!
•Teachers can use the materials
to introduce or review parts of
speech with students. Adjectives
and pronouns are also included
in the booklet.
Teaching Materials – Educational Apps!
provides students with a fun
and interactive way to
practice their grammar skills!
The app is designed for
students in grades K-2 and
can be purchased from the
iTunes App store by clicking
Want to learn more? Click on the picture!
Teaching Materials – Proper Nouns
• Click here to link to a proper noun lesson plan I created for first grade
• I found the idea and materials for my lesson activity from the First
Grade Fairytales, a blog created by a first grade teacher in Georgia.
The site is a great resource for teachers looking for creative lesson
plans and activity ideas!
Click on the picture
to visit the blog!
Subject-specific Internet-based Resources
• Children’s Storybooks Online is a searchable site suitable for
teachers and students that offers links to story sites, games,
cartoons, as well as to sites offering homework help!
• Students can play Grammar
Gorillas to practice identifying
parts of speech. It offers beginner
and advanced levels so students
can customize the game to their
Click the picture to link to the game!
Click the link!
Rubrics & Assessment
• TeAchnology is a great resource for teachers looking for a
way to generate their own rubrics. You can also access
various premade rubrics as well as lesson plans and
• The rubric generator guides users through the process of
creating a rubric and offers the opportunity to create
rubrics for assignments with multiple objectives.
Uses of the Internet:
Online Reference Materials
• Dictionary.com can be used by teachers to help
students learn the parts of speech as well as expand
• Students can use the site to learn standard grammar
by searching definitions, finding synonyms, playing
word games, etc.
There’s even an app for that!
Click the image to link to the
iTunes App Store.
Uses of the Internet:
• Poems are known for their colorful and descriptive
language; Bartleby.com gives students and teachers
access to poems useful in teaching and learning
about the parts of speech – especially adjectives!
• See the notes section for more information.
• Click here to link to the site!
TeacherTube is an online community
teachers can use to share instructional
It provides “anytime, anywhere
professional development with
teachers teaching teachers.”
Students can view the videos to learn a
new concept or skill!
Check out the
Click the picture above
to link to the Primary Wall site!
• Primary Wall is a great tool for both
teachers and students!
Want to see more sites for
student/teacher collaboration? CLICK
• Students and teachers can work together
in real-time posting sticky notes to a “wall”
– similar to a pinboard.
• Perfect for brainstorming as a class!
• Thanks for viewing :)
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