Steps to Writing a Great Sentence Using the Four Parts of Speech for Elementary Students

This strategy will teach you how to write a sentence with appropriate details. This template is designed to provide you with sequential steps for creating an expanded sentence.

Every single word belongs to one of eight word groups or parts of speech.

Wow! Did you hear that? Just think about that fact for a minute. We use thousands of words, and they can all be separated into just eight groups! However, we are only going discuss four of them: article, adjective, noun, and verb. By knowing just four of the parts of speech (article, adjective, noun, and verb) we can write a super sentence. Below I am going to explain in detail the four parts of speech and how to quickly organize them into a clear and concise sentence.

The parts of speech:

Articles are words (a, an, and the) that often appear just before the noun.

"A" is used before words beginning with a consonant, for example:

a dog

a cat

a baseball glove

"An" is used before words beginning with a vowel, for example:

an ice cream

an apple

an egg

"The' is used before words beginning with any letter. It is different from "a" and "an" because it talks about one special thing, for example:

"I went to the concert" - I do not mean any concert, but a special one.

An adjective is a word that describes the noun. It can tell how someone or something looks, sounds, tastes, or feels to the touch. An adjective can also describe what you think about someone or something, for example:

shiny penny

black cat

soft bed

The subject of the sentence always contains the word called a noun. Nouns name a person, place, thing, or an idea. Plants and animals count as things, for example:

person place thing idea

Mr. Smith school rock joy

Ms. Johnson library computer happiness

Lisa sunset drive turtle peace

Verbs are words that show action, for example:




Where is at s place or position, for example:

Where is the bathroom?

When is the time of day, for example:

seasons, time of day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Steps to complete

1. Write an article (a, the, or an)

2. Write an adjective (a word that describes the chosen noun).

3. Write a noun (person, place, thing, or idea).

4. Write a verb (shows actions) that relates to the noun.

5. Write where (a place).

6. Write when (time, days, weekdays, or year).

7. Write the expanded sentence.

Article Adjective Noun Verb Where When

An orange cat stretches on the table at night.

Article Source: Stephen DeSerio

1 comment:

  1. Grammar classifies words based into eight parts of speech. These are as follow.
    1.Verb, 2. Noun, 3. Pronoun, 4. Adverb, 5. Adjective, 6. Conjunction, 7. Interjection and Preposition.
    This classification is universal. Each part of the sentence will fall into these categories.

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