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DIY Parts of Speech Poem

By: ____________________________

Nouns are just the name of things


_______, ______, ______ and ______
Pronouns take the place of nouns
Like ____ for woman or _______ for clowns
Adjectives describe the nouns like
________ ducks or ______ gowns
When something is done the adverb then
Tells how and why and where and when
People walk ___________, actors act __________
The man is __________ late, and time moves __________
Nouns are restates with Appositives
Johnny, ________, wants to live
Verbs are action words like go
_________, ________, ______ and ______
Nouns positions are easy to see just find the preposition
______ the tree, _______ the time and ____ the kitchen
Participle phrases end in ing or ed and describe
__________________, the man gave the cop a bribe.
Relative phrases give more information
Sam, ____________, needs a vacation
When I was younger I memorized a poem for girl
scouts. It started, Nouns are just the names of
things like rice and birds and snow and rings. It
proved to be incredibly useful throughout life as it
gave me a firm grasp of all of the parts of speech. I
redesigned the poem to be a sort of mad libs game
for students. Please note it does NOT contain all
parts of speech just the parts of speech that we
cover in my class. I plan on using it as a first day
activity so they can refer to it in the future when I
mention any part of speech.

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SAMPLE
Nouns are just the name of things
Boys, girls, love and rings
Pronouns take the place of nouns
Like she for woman or they for clowns
Adjectives describe the nouns like
ugly ducks or pricey gowns
When something is done the adverb then
Tells how and why and where and when
People walk quickly, actors act convincingly
The man is quite late, and time moves slowly
Nouns are restates with Appositives
Johnny, the president, wants to live
Verbs are action words like go
Think, feel want and show
Nouns positions are easy to see just find the preposition
Below the tree, around the time and in the kitchen
Participle phrases end in ing or ed and describe
Feeling nervous, the man gave the cop a bribe.
Relative phrases give more information
Sam, who is my boss, needs a vacation