As students become more sophisticated writers, they begin to understand that words have different “jobs” in a sentence. These jobs can be thought of as parts of speech. In this word study unit, students will learn about the work that transition words, prepositions, verbs, adverbs and adjectives do. Students will also explore how certain kinds of words work together, like verbs and adverbs.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble GameCommander Paskiri needs your fourth graders help to save her planet in the game Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game. Students will help complete Commander Paskiri's story by selecting the transition words with the correct punctuation to finish the passage. This game helps reinforce grammar and punctuation in a fun and interactive way.
Transition Words 2Connecting sentences and ideas is key in essay and report writing, and these exercises will help your fourth grader get ahead of the curve.
Prepositions 2Our world is measured in relative phrases, and prepositions allow your student to describe nouns in a way that utilizes the knowledge of another.
Prepositional Phrases 2Allow your fourth graders to identify all parts of prepositional phrases with these exercises that have them visualize steps and provide helpful hints.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives 2Help your students add detail to their writing by having them incorporate comparative and superlative adjectives. Detailed writing is important as your fourth grader continues on in school and writing assignments become more intense.
Ordering Adjectives (Adjectives - Other) 2Rather than stay confined to a handful of adjectives, students who complete this exercise will have a host of descriptors to choose from.
Conjunctions 2Conjunctions are important for linking two ideas in a cohesive and fluid way. Give your fourth grader the skills they need to correctly use conjunctions with these exercises.
Subject and Verbs: Semi-Truck EditionHow do you conjugate the verb for a singular subject? Simply add an S! Kids practise subject-verb agreement by helping Floyd move trucks around on the road. Kids must maneuver trucks around obstacles and upgrade the trucks on the road to build subject-verb pairs. By mastering this skill, kids will be on the way to becoming better readers and writers.
Subject-Verb Agreement 2Don't make things tense in your classroom when learning the difference between present and past tense verbs. These exercises allow your students to practise matching subjects and verbs independently.
Present Tense Verbs 2Ensure that students understand how the present tense of verbs functions before sending them on to learn other tenses.
Past Tense Verbs 2Students will be able to clarify a statement with the ability to use past tense verbs.
Future Tense Verbs 2With the ability to use verbs in the future tense, students will better be able to describe their ambitions.
Helping Verbs 2Give students a helping hand with this exercise that explains and gives examples of helping verbs.
Linking VerbsHelp students connect the dots on the sometimes confusing subject of linking verbs with this exercise.
Descriptive Verbs 1Show students how verbs can be used to add more character to a statement using descriptive verbs.
Irregular Verbs 2The list goes on, and with so many irregular verbs, this helpful exercise brings a few more to your students’ attention.
Choose Verb Tense 2In addition to different tenses, helping, linking, and descriptive verbs, there are many other types that need review.

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