Parts of Speech: Lesson for Kids

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  • 0:04 Building Blocks
  • 0:49 The Eight Parts of Speech
  • 3:11 What Part of Speech Is This?
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Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

A good writer knows how words work and how to use them. One step to becoming a good writer is learning how to classify words. In this lesson, you will read an introduction to the eight parts of speech, their roles, and how to identify them.

Building Blocks

Lakota loves to build with blocks. He has different types of blocks: basic square blocks, connectors, corners, windows, doors, and more. In order to make a fabulous building, he combines several types of blocks.

We can think about words like Lakota's building blocks. It takes several types of words to make a good sentence or paragraph. In English, we sort words into eight types, called parts of speech. The eight parts of speech are: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Let's learn more about them.

The parts of speech are the building blocks of sentences.
building blocks

The Eight Parts of Speech

Lakota's blocks are identified by their jobs, such as connector, window, or door. The parts of speech are also identified by the job they do in a sentence.

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