Marvin Terban's Guide to Grammar: Parts of Speech

A Mini-Curriculum With Engaging Lessons, Fun Videos, Interactive Whiteboard Activities, and Reproducible Practice Pages for Teaching the Parts of Speech

By: Marvin Terban

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Teaching the parts of speech is super fun with Marvin Terban—Professor Grammar himself—as a virtual co-teacher. Marvin introduces each part of speech in a series of short, highly engaging videos that serve as a launch pad to a rich mini grammar curriculum that includes interactive whiteboard activities and reproducible practice pages. A great way to help students become more confident writers and readers! This all-in-one mini-program includes:

  • 72-page teaching guide with mini-lessons and practice pages
  • DVD with 9 videos (33 minutes)
  • CD with Interactive Whiteboard Activities

Grades 3 - 6

Language: Conventions of Standard English

  • L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Grade 3

  • L.3.1a Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
  • L.3.1b Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
  • L.3.1c Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
  • L.3.1d Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
  • L.3.1e Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
  • L.3.1f Ensure subject-verb and pronounantecedent agreement.
  • L.3.1g Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  • L.3.1h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
  • L.3.1i Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Grade 4

  • L.4.1a Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
  • L.4.1e Form and use prepositional phrases. L.4.1g Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).

Grade 5

  • L.5.1a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
  • L.5.1c Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
  • L.5.1d Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
  • L.5.1e Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).

Grade 6

  • L.6.1a Ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
  • L.6.1b Use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
  • L.6.1c Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.

Language: Knowledge of Language

  • L.3.3, L.4.3, L.5.3, L.6.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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