Interjections Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

In this lesson plan, we help our students understand interjections and craft activities which help them understand when and how to use interjections correctly.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify an interjection
  • understand how to use an interjection properly
  • know several common interjections and their typical uses


45 minutes

Key Vocabulary

  • Interjection

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3.d

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


  • Show the video lesson What is an Interjection? - Definition & Examples.
  • After watching the lesson in its entirety, ask:
    • What are interjections?
  • Now, write several interjections up on the board.
  • Hold a short class discussion asking students to use interjections in a sentence.
  • Continue class discussion (5-15) minutes, until you are sure that students have a good understanding of the concept.
  • Have students take the quiz, to check for understanding, and reteach if necessary.

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