Friday, January 16, 2009
Active Parts of Speech
We've been doing some short workbook exercises on verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in Language Lessons for Little Ones, but I felt like Lucy needed more in order for the information to really stick. I have another 3rd grade grammar workbook, but Lucy was very resistant to the long exercises in them, and I wasn't so thrilled by the quality of them either. So Lucy and I invented a new way to practice parts of speech. Lucy wrote the word "verb" on an index card and taped it on her shirt. She then ran around the room and performed with her body a variety of verbs, which I wrote down on a piece of paper. Lucy came up with all sorts of verbs this way, whereas she had a very hard time coming up with any at all by using just pencil and paper. We're planning on trying the method out with adjectives next.