Activities with Wilbur

PARTS OF SPEECH VOCABULARY JUMBLE

The book “Wilbur the Beach Pig, Remember When” is not needed for this lesson, but is recommended.

The Famous Beach Pig

The Famous Beach Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective: To practice categorizing words into their parts of speech. To help children learn parts of speech.

Materials:

  • Wilbur the Beach Pig Remember When
  • The vocabulary list printed and cut out separated for each group or pairing (Variation: Cue Cards)
  • Envelopes/baggies/small containers for the words for each group of children

Procedures:

Setup

  1. Read the Wilbur Remember When book or other book you have chosen.
  2. Choose whether you will be grouping your children, pairing your children or having them do the activity individually. This will depend on their level of knowledge about Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs.
  3. Print list of words and make copies enough for each group, pair or individuals in your classroom. This will be dependent on how you decide to group your class.
  4. NOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB. If you feel it will be helpful for the children based on their level of knowledge you can add descriptions/examples for each heading. ie….NOUN (Person, Place, Thing) Example: Frog
  5. Cut the words out and place them in an envelope. Variation: If you would like the children to help you can have them cut them out. You will need enough sets for each pair or group of children
  6. Place the words in baggies or envelopes or small containers if you have them.

Activity Procedures

  1. Ask the class what they know about verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Have them give examples of each and write them on the classes board
  2. Explain to the class they will be competing against each other in a game based on words in the story they have just been read.
  3. Explain that they will be grouping the words according to whether they are verbs, nouns, adjectives or adverbs as you have done on the board
  4. They will first need to locate the headings for each grouping which they will find in the envelopes (NOUN VERB ADJECTIVE ADVERB).
  5. Make sure children understand that they cannot start until every group has an envelope and you say 123 Go. On the word Go they can start.
  6. Once they feel they have gotten them all in the right groups they must verify with you that they have them right. First team to get them all right wins a prize of some sort

Variations

  • Do it together as a class if they are just learning the parts of speech. You can use the board to do this. If you want them to be more active in it you can give each person in the class a word and they can place it under the right heading. If they need help they can ask their classmates for help
  • Give each child a word. Designate an area in the classroom for the nouns to go, the verbs to go, the adjectives to go and the adverbs to go. (This is a great way of breaking students up into teams for other lesson plans)
  • Use different vocabulary lists from other books you are reading in class or from your working vocabulary lists
  • Have children (in teams) make their own vocabulary jungle from their favorite book or from words they like and share it with the class

Homework Options

  • At home reading time have children add a verb, noun, adjective and adverb from their home reading onto reading log
  • Pick one of your favorite of each (verb/adjective/adverb/noun from the story and write a sentence using it

ADJECTIVES

weary

sprightly

gooey

muddy

yummy

VERBS

nudge

snort

saunter

stuck

wrap

disrupt

soothe

trim

snore

sniff

NOUNS

sea

hoof

tusk

beach

pelican

sleeve

garbage

gums

ADVERBS

truly

blindly

loudly

slowly

 

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