Thursday, July 18, 2013

Parts of Speech Sort

Are you ready to go back to school? I'm starting to get antsy at home, but I am not ready to give up sleeping in! I'm not even going to tell you what time I woke up this afternoon morning. The most important grammar objective that I want my fourth graders to master at the beginning of each year is forming complete sentences. Later in the year when they're still having trouble differentiating complete sentence vs. fragment, I always kick myself for not spending enough time at the beginning reviewing basic parts of speech. (You have to know nouns and verbs to understand subject and predicate!)

I found this great sorting idea on Pinterest about a year ago, originally pinned from

I thought it'd be fun to make some back-to-school themed sorting cards for this paper bag activity. I included 54 words comprised of various nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I hope to do this with small groups during the chaotic first week of school! Check it out:

Click HERE to download all 54 cards!

If you have the pleasure of teaching these same objectives, don't forget about my Subject & Predicate FREEBIE! It's ready to print and go. I am thrilled to have almost 200 followers. It might be time for another freebie pretty soon! Any requests? 


  1. Oh my word, Sarah! Thank you! I have the same desire to cement these same concepts. Thank you!!!

    Fluent in Fourth

  2. What a great activity! I can see students really enjoying this!