Parts of Speech Printables

Worksheets for Learning the Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech Printables
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When children study grammar, one of the most basic lessons they will learn involves the parts of speech. Parts of speech refers to the category to which words are assigned based on how they function in a sentence. 

English grammar is composed of eight basic parts of speech:

  • nouns
  • pronouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives 
  • adverbs
  • prepositions
  • conjunctions
  • interjections 

Nouns name a person, place thing or idea. Some examples are dog, cat, table, playground, and freedom.

Pronouns take the place of a noun. You might use she in place the girl or he instead of Billy

Verbs show action or a state of being. Verbs include words like run, look, sit, am, and is.

Adjectives are words that describe (or modify) a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives give details such as color, size, or shape.

Adverbs describe (or modify) a verb, adjective, or another adverb. These words often end in -ly, such as quickly, quietly, and softly.

Prepositions are words that begin phrases (prepositional phrases) which describe the relationship between other words in the sentence. Words such as by, to, and between are prepositions. Example of their use in a sentence include:

The girl sat by the lake.

The boy stood between his parents. 

Conjunctions are words that join two clauses. The most common conjunctions are and, but, and or

Interjections are words that show strong feeling. They're often followed by an exclamation point such as Oh! or Hey!

Knowing and understanding the parts of speech help children avoid grammar errors and write more effectively.

Try some fun activities with your children to help them learn to correctly identify each. You might try using a different colored pencil for each part of speech and underlining them in old magazines or newspapers.

Playing Mad Libs is a fun and interactive way to practice parts of speech.

Finally, print out these free parts of speech worksheets for your children to complete.

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Parts of Speech Vocabulary

Parts of Speech Vocabulary
Parts of Speech Vocabulary. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Vocabulary Sheet

Spend some time discussing parts of speech with your students. Provide plenty of examples of each. Then, have students complete the parts of speech vocabulary sheet.

For some fun practice identifying parts of speech, pull out some of your child's favorite books and find examples of the different parts of speech. You could even treat it like a scavenger hunt, searching for an example of each.

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Parts of Speech Word Search

Parts of Speech word search
Parts of Speech word search. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Word Search

As children look for the names of the parts of speech in this fun word puzzle, encourage them to review the definition for each. See if they can come up with one or two examples for each part of speech as they locate its category in the puzzle.

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Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle

Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle
Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle

Use this crossword puzzle as a simple, engaging activity to review the parts of speech. Each clue describes one of the eight basic categories. See if students can correctly complete the puzzle on their own. If they have trouble, they can refer to their completed vocabulary worksheet.

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Parts of Speech Challenge

Parts of Speech Worksheet
Parts of Speech Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Challenge

You can use this challenge worksheet as a simple quiz on the eight parts of speech. Each description is followed by four multiple choice options from which students may choose. 

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Parts of Speech Alphabet Activity

Parts of Speech Worksheet
Parts of Speech Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Alphabet Activity

Young students can use this activity to review the eight parts of speech and brush up on their alphabetizing skills. Children should write each of the terms from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.

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Unscramble the Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech Scramble
Parts of Speech Scramble. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Unscramble the Parts of Speech Page

In this activity, students will unscramble the letters to reveal each of the eight parts of speech. If they get stuck, they can use the clues at the bottom of the page to help. 

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Parts of Speech Secret Code

Parts of Speech Worksheet
Parts of Speech Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the PDF: Parts of Speech Secret Code Page

Let your students play Super Sleuth with this challenging secret code activity. First, they'll need to decipher the code. Then, they can use their decoding key to correctly identify the parts of speech. 

There are clues at the bottom of the page to help if they have trouble.

Updated by Kris Bales

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