An engaging rap song for teaching parts of speech and grammar to students. Includes fun worksheets and multiple versions of the song to assist with scaffolding.
This educational song teaches the elements of speech and grammar, including noun, verb, adverb, preposition, adjective, conjunction, pronoun, and interjection. The song is useful for teaching students how to construct a sentence and how each component fits together. The additional resource and materials including grammar lesson plans and worksheets, help teachers, students and parents understand concepts and offer teaching ideas for the song topics. Students will learn how to use conjunctions and prepositions.
This song is suitable for elementary school, middle school, and high school students.
So you wanna know about nouns, you wanna know about verbs
And you probably know that there are several other types of words
So if you yearn to learn, hey, we’re psyched to teach
Now listen up and let me tell you about the parts of speech.
A noun is a person or a place or at thing
Like you or your school or all your bling-bling
But the tricky kinds of nouns are ideas and thoughts
Like your strength or intelligence
Man there are lots of these nouns
To list them all, that would be impressive!
But to describe them, all we need are adjectives
Like hot, cool, false, true, spicy, or bland
And now I think you understand
Verbs. That’s what we call the action words
Anything you can do, even if it’s absurd
Whenever you eat, drink, move, think, go, or stop
Even if you just are, that’s a verb that you’ve got
“But, Mr. Jackson, how do I describe these words?”
You use another part of speech we call adverbs
Like loudly, proudly, and well, don’t ask me why, but
Most of them end in -ly.
A preposition gives location, just so you know
Whether an object is between, in, by, or below
But it can also talk about time, as a matter of fact;
If something happened before this, or is gonna happen after that
They always have a prepositional phrase
it’s the traditional way that every preposition operates
So just make sure that the object is there
Or else you’ll never know what goes where
A conjunction joins phrases or words together
Like and, but, or, as, if, and whether
Some appear in pairs, like neither and nor,
You know I’d love to list them all but there are so many more
So let’s go on to pronouns, they replace nouns
So you can say “it” instead of saying the same noun again
It can be just a breeze, you see
Instead of names, saying “he” or “she”
Hold up! Almost forgot about the next one
I’m speaking, of course, of the interjection:
Whoa!, yo!, yikes!, holy cow!
You know the parts of speech? Well, I think you do now
Parts of Speech
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Vocabulary Word Strips
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Parts of Speech (interactive quiz)
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Points of Grammar (interactive quiz)
This Sporcle game tests your knowledge of parts of speech in the song and some that aren’t. A lot of fun!