Sentence Components and Parts of Speech

Sentence Components and Parts of Speech

Author: Nikki Hansen

This packet defines and identifies the different sentence components/parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, adjectives, articles, interjections, conjunctions and pronouns After viewing this packet, you should be able to properly identify and use these sentence components.

In this packet there are text, video and supplemental tools to help assist in teaching the different sentence components. There is a video slide show with commentary, links to School House Rock videos, and word definitions and examples.

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Things to Know

Identifying Sentence Components:

  • Noun: a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing or idea

    Example: car, horse, house, shoe

    Example: My car is silver.

  • Verb: the part of speech that conveys action

    Example: bring, read, walk, run, learn, jump, swim, shout

    Example: Watch Nikki kick the ball.

  • Adverb: any word that modifies another part of speech (except a noun). Adverbs typically answer the question “how?” “when?” “where?” or “in what way?” Many times, an adverb ends in -ly.

    Example: The waves came in quickly over the rocks.

  • Adjective: a word you use to creatively describe something, or to make comparisons

    Example: My sister is tall and my brother is small

    Example: My teacher was frustrated.

  • Article: a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun.

    Example: The children know the way home.

    Example: Give me an apple (an signifies a singular apple).

  • Pronoun: a word that takes the place of a noun

    Example: you, thou, we, they, it them

    Example: He looked at them.

  • Conjunction: a part of speech that connects two words, phrases or clauses together.

    Example: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So

    Example: Not only is he handsome but he is also smart.

  • Preposition: a preposition introduces a prepositional phrase and indicates a relationship between two things mentioned in a sentence.

    Example: of, to, in, for, with, on

    Example: John waits by the road (by is the preposition, by the road is the prepositional phrase).

  • Interjection: an exclamation made to express emotion

    Example: Hey! Sorry! Uhg! Eew! Wow! Neat! Yuck!

    Example: Hooray! I got an A+!

Source: wiki, nikki

A Show on Sentence Components

This slideshow discusses the different sentence components. It includes commentary, photos as well as examples of each sentence component.

Tools To Aid Your Memory

These links will lead you to youtube videos of School House Rock songs that help explain the different sentence components.  They are creative, catchy and easy to remember!  Just click the word and it will link you to the video.









Source: school house rock, youtube