Archive for the ‘Adjectives Adverbs’ Category

A couple of years ago I used a very short PowerPoint presentation on The Eight Parts of Speech. I made the presentation available to my students so that those who were confused about nouns, verbs, etc. could refer to it. I then decided that an expanded interactive presentation might be more beneficial. I also did not want to be tied to the traditional categories used in grammar.

I have now “completed” the expanded interactive version; however, as you can see from the title of the presentation, after some exploration, I decided to organize the presentation in the old, traditional way. While the categorization is old and traditional, the presentation of the material is not. The presentation is an interactive PowerPoint that allows students to follow their curiostiy by clicking on buttons. The second page of the presentation is “home,” and from there students can click on the part of speech that they would like to learn more about. I have also included an index. The icon for the index is in the upper right hand corner. Buttons in the bottom middle of the pages allow students to go back to the sections within the presentation.

In the future, I plan to expand some of the sections of the presentation. For prepositions of orientation, in particular, I imagine that  photos demonstrating the meanings of the words would be very helpful.



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Recently we reviewed adjectives and adverbs in my intermediate grammar class. As a wrap-up we played a modified Jeopardy game. By modified, I mean that it doesn’t follow the traditional question-answer format of Jeopardy. It simply asks questions (instead of asking for a question). The students had a lot of fun. They were really competitive! The link to the game is: http://jeopardylabs.com/play/grammar-review-esl-adjectives-and-adverbs.

I just wish it were a little more difficult. The third category where they simply had to change the adjective to an adverb was not challenging at all. Before I use it again, I will look for ways to make it trickier. That should make it even more fun.

If you would like to make a Jeopardy game of your own, it’s easy to do at http://jeopardylabs.com/.

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