Parts of Speech Games

Barbara J. Feldman

There are nine parts of speech that classify how words are used in particular sentences. They are verbs, nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. In English, there are many words that can be more than one part of speech, so context is always important. For example “act”, “plant”, and “study” can be all be either a verb or a noun, depending on usage.

  • Brian P. Cleary: Words5 stars

    The "Words are CATagorical" book series by Brian P. Cleary introduces parts of speech with rhymes and funny cats. "Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language." This companion website does the same with interactive activities. From interactive parts-of-speech quizzes to zany fill-in-the blank stories, these games are great. There are also printable posters, and lots of printable worksheets listed under Teacher Tools.

  • Education Place: Wacky Web Tales5 stars

    These fun fill-in-the-blank tales from Education Place will provide hours of parts-of-speech practice. Each tale starts with a list of blank spaces, with each one requiring a noun, adjective, adverb or other part of speech. Click "See Your Wacky Web Tale" to read your funny story. "Each spring the sky turns green. Giant drops of molasses fall from the sky. All this molasses helps the grass and tigers to grow, but it can make things real funny too!"

  • Sheppard Software: Parts of Speech Tutorial5 stars

    "Create the star of your own show! What noun will your character be? What adjective will describe your star? What verb will tell what is going on? Use the parts of speech to design a character for the stage." My character was a sparkly cloud bouncing. What will yours be? Choose more parts of speech games from the illustrated menu on the left-hand side. Choices include Verbs in Space, Noun Explorer and Adjective Adventure.

  • Spelling City: Parts of Speech5 stars

    "The object of the Parts of Speech game is to identify the part of speech of the given word as it is used in each sentence. This is a great activity to practice distinguishing between nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and other parts of speech." There are sixteen games to choose from. Some take vocabulary from books such as Charlotte's Web or Wuthering Heights, and others are topical, such as Science Word List or SAT Vocabulary List.

  • Toon University: Parts of Speech4 stars

    This single parts-of-speech game has three levels. "Chubs is practicing his bow and plunger skills. Help him shoot his plunger by clicking your mouse on the correct answer. Don't worry if he doesn't hit the target. He's not that good." In each sentence, one word is in all capital letters. Within the time limit, choose what part of speech it is by clicking on the answer.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Parts of Speech Games." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 26 Mar. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. < >.

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