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The purpose of this activity is to provide opportunities for students to practice identifying parts of speech in context. Select one of the parts of speech to begin the lesson. Follow the arrows and links as you move through the lesson. There is a quiz at the end of each lesson.

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grammar garden
The purpose of this activity is to provide opportunities for students to practice identifying parts of speech in context. Select one of the parts of speech to begin the lesson. Follow the arrows and links as you move through the lesson. There is a quiz at the end of each lesson.

Target audience fourth grade students. Correlated to Common Core State Standard for 4th grade L.4.1

Grammar Garden

Nouns

Verbs

Adjectives

Adverbs

Stand Alone Instructional Resource

Created By Jennifer Blacker

**All photos from the quizzes taken by author at Denver Botanical Gardens: Denver, CO

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NounsLesson Objective: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS, L.4.1)
  • Nouns are the words in sentences that identify people, places, and things.

Car, driver, and helmet are all nouns

nouns
Nouns
  • Examples: dog, fish, teacher, Ms. Blacker, Brad, forest, lake, or basketball
  • Non-examples: I, she, it, flew, run, quickly, or hard
  • Watch this School House Rock video about nouns.

Nouns in this picture include shoes, hat, shorts, golf club, hair, grass, and hands.

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Nouns

Test your knowledge with a short quiz!

Many times more than one noun appears in a sentence.

The little dog ran swiftly through the yard looking for a white bone.

The nouns in the sentence are: dog, yard, and bone.

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Nouns – Question 1

Identify the nouns in the following sentence:

Two lilies bloomed in the garden.

A. lilies and garden

B. bloomed and garden

C. two and bloomed

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Nouns – Question 2

Identify the noun in the following sentence:

The sunflower is yellow.

A. yellow

B. sunflower

C. the

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Nouns – Question 3

Identify the nouns in the following sentence:

Cacti can survive the harsh heat in the desert.

A. cacti, survive, and harsh

B. desert, cacti, and the

C. cacti, heat and desert

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Nouns – Question 4

Identify the nouns in the following sentence:

The pink flowers are growing very close together.

A. pink

B. flowers

C. together

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the noun. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the noun. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the noun. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the noun. Choose another lesson to complete!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – nouns are people, places, and things.

Re-read the sentence and look for the object the whole sentence is about.

Please try again!

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VerbsLesson Objective: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS, L.4.1)
  • Verbs are the words in sentences that describe actions or movements.

Swim, kicking, laughing, talk, cry, or jump.

verbs
Verbs
  • Examples: racing, drive, ski, sleeping, yell, hide, clapping, or sail.
  • Non-examples: train, floor, softly, red, swiftly, fast, or cold
  • Watch this School House Rock video about verbs (actions).

Verbs to describe this picture include: speeding, racing, or driving.

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Verbs

Test your knowledge with a short quiz!

Sometimes more than one verb appears in a sentence.

The little dog ran swiftly through the yard looking for a white bone.

The verbs in the sentence are: ran and looking.

verbs question 1
Verbs – Question 1

Identify the verb in the following sentence:

The giant lily pads are floating on the water.

A. lily pads

B. floating

C. water

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Verbs – Question 2

Identify the verb in the following sentence:

The vine climbs carefully up the tree.

A. climbs

B. vine

C. carefully

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Verbs – Question 3

Identify the verbs in the following sentence:

The bee collects pollen and travels from one daisy to another.

A. pollen and travels

B. daisy and collects

C. collects and travels

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Verbs – Question 4

Identify the verb in the following sentence:

Water flows quickly over the rocks in the stream.

A. flows

B. stream

C. quickly

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the verb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the verb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the verb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the verb. Select a new lesson!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – verbs are action or movement words.

Re-read the sentence and look for the action of the object in the sentence.

Please try again!

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AdjectivesLesson Objective: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS, L.4.1)
  • Adjectives are the words in sentences that describe the appearance, size, feelings, and shape of nouns (people, places, and things).

Orange, black, round, bumpy, and spherical are all adjectives.

adjectives
Adjectives
  • Examples: yellow, green, huge, strong, soft, shy, tiny, or frustrated
  • Non-examples: crayons, playing, write, skip, jump, swiftly, or person.
  • Watch this School House Rock video about Unpacking Adjectives.

Adjectives to describe this picture include: colorful, pointy, and waxy.

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Adjectives

Test your knowledge with a short quiz!

Sometimes more than one adjective appears in a sentence.

The little dog ran swiftly through the yard looking for a white bone.

The adjectives in the sentence are: little and white.

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Adjectives – Question 1

Identify the adjectives in the following sentence:

These pink and fuzzy flowers look like a plant from a Dr. Seuss book.

A. pink and fuzzy

B. plant and Dr. Seuss

C. pink and book

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Adjectives – Question 2

Identify the adjective in the following sentence:

The hydrangea flowers pictured bloom in round clusters .

A. clusters

B. bloom

C. round

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Adjectives – Question 3

Identify the adjective in the following sentence:

These huge palm leaves provide shade for animals living in the rain forest .

A. animals

B. huge

C. living

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Adjectives – Question 4

Identify the adjectives in the following sentence:

The spiky leaves on this plant protect it from hungry predators.

A. predators and hungry

B. spiky and plant

C. spiky and hungry

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adjective. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adjective. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adjective. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adjective. Select a new lesson!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adjectives are words that DESCRIBE the objects in a sentence.

Re-read the sentence and look for the color, size, feeling, or shape words.

Please try again!

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AdverbsLesson Objective: 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS, L.4.1)
  • Adverbs are the words in sentences that describe how, when, where, why, or how often something is happening.

Swiftly, during, always, and cautiously are all adverbs

adverbs
Adverbs
  • Examples: finally, quietly, since, eagerly, sometimes, or rarely.
  • Many adverbs end in –ly
  • Non-examples: swim, blue, water, large, wet, hat, cold, or she.
  • Watch this School House Rock video about adverbs.

Adverbs to describe this picture include: smoothly, gracefully, and quickly.

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Adverbs

Test your knowledge with a short quiz!

It is possible to use more than one adverb in a sentence, but doesn’t happen always.

The little dog ran swiftly through the yard looking for a white bone.

The adverb in the sentence is: swiftly.

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Adverbs – Question 1

Identify the adverb in the following sentence:

Colorful pods hanging from the stem, carefully protect the seeds of this plant.

A. carefully

B. seeds

C. protect

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Adverbs – Question 2

Identify the adverb in the following sentence:

The hibiscus flower balances delicately on its stem.

A. stem

B. balances

C. delicately

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Adverbs – Question 3

Identify the adverb in the following sentence:

This flower usually blooms in the early spring months.

A. blooms and months

B. early and usually

C. usually and blooms

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Adverbs – Question 4

Identify the adverb in the following sentence:

Water crashes loudly over the tops of these waterfalls.

A. tops

B. waterfalls

C. loudly

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adverb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adverb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adverb. Proceed to the next question!

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CORRECT!

You successfully identified the adverb. Select a new lesson!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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INCORRECT!

Remember – adverbs are words that DESCRIBE how, when, or where the action is happening.

Re-read the sentence and look for words that describe how the action is happening or end in -ly.

Please try again!

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