ALEX Lesson Plan


Picturing Parts of Speech

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Author:Myra Watson
System: Shelby County
School: Oak Mountain Intermediate School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 4255


Picturing Parts of Speech


For this lesson students use digital cameras to take pictures which illustrate various parts of speech, then insert the pictures into a digital slideshow presentation and write sentences about the pictures.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
TC2 (3-5)
1. Use input and output devices of technology systems.
Examples: input—recording devices, keyboards, touchscreens
  • Demonstrating ergonomics relative to technology systems
  • Demonstrating correct keyboarding techniques
  • Demonstrating safe removal of storage media
  • TC2 (3-5)
    2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
  • Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
  • Identifying digital file types
  • ELA2015 (3)
    37. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.3.1]
    a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. [L.3.1a]
    b. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns. [L.3.1b]
    c. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood). [L.3.1c]
    d. Form and use regular and irregular verbs. [L.3.1d]
    e. Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses. [L.3.1e]
    f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* [L.3.1f]
    g. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. [L.3.1g]
    h. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. [L.3.1h]
    i. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences. [L.3.1i]
    ELA2015 (4)
    38. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.4.1]
    a. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why). [L.4.1a]
    b. Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses. [L.4.1b]
    c. Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions. [L.4.1c]
    d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag). [L.4.1d]
    e. Form and use prepositional phrases. [L.4.1e]
    f. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.* [L.4.1f]
    g. Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).* [L.4.1g]

    Local/National Standards:


    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will create sentences with nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and identify the parts of speech. Students will create and present a digital slideshow presentation.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    31 to 60 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    language textbooks, handouts (see attachments)

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computers, digital cameras, PowerPoint or other presentation software, disks


    The students need a basic understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Students should be familiar with the operation of a digital camera or be given a basic orientation prior to the lesson. Print copies of the attached student handouts to provide specific requirements of the assignment to students.

    1.)Review the meanings of nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives and give examples of sentences using each.

    2.)Students will be given opportunities to take pictures of people, places and things around the school using their own disks and a digital camera. Pictures can be taken as the class moves around the school during the normal daily routine or time can be set aside to accommodate this activity.

    3.)The students will prepare a PowerPoint presentation using the pictures and adding sentences. The sentences should relate to the pictures.

    4.)The students should write one sentence for each picture with each sentence containing a verb, noun, adjective and an adverb. Students should include a definition of each of the parts of speech on another slide.

    5.)The students will change the font color to code the parts of speech. Example: red - nouns, blue - verbs, green - adjectives, purple - adverbs.

    6.)The students will create a Bibliography slide to document the source of their definitions.

    7.)The students will present their slideshows to the class.

    8.)An instruction sheet and sample rubric are provided as attachments to this lesson plan.

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    Assessment Strategies

    The teacher will use a rubric to assess the slideshow presentation (see attachment).


    The parts of speech required in the sentences can be modified to fit the students' grade level.



    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.