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NCTE: Assessing Parts of Speech

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will identify how words are used in various sentences, answering multiple-choice questions, and providing rationales for their responses. Multiple-choice selections can be assessed in class using a trade-and-grade format.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck™ App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Review with students the eight parts of speech. Explain the format of the quiz.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck( file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will: Identify parts of speech.
  • Describe roles parts of speech play in sentences.
  • Develop lists of parts of speech.
  • Use a variety of words and a variety of parts of speech to create a descriptive story or poem.
  • Evaluate identifications of parts of speech for accuracy and explanation.
  • After the Activity

    Students should save their work and submit their assessments to the teacher using a TI Connectivity cable or TI-Navigator™.