Name one word class that you want to learn more about.
Word classes are categories of words that have similar characteristics and functions. The English language has eight major word classes – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Each of these classes has its own specific rules and is used in different ways in a sentence.
Nouns: A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Pronouns: A pronoun is a word used to replace a noun in a sentence. Adjectives: An adjective is a word used to describe a noun or pronoun.
Nouns can be classified into common and proper nouns. Common nouns refer to general things, places, or concepts (e.g. boy, city, peace). Proper nouns refer to specific people, places, or things (e.g. John, London, Apple).
Types of Nouns
Abstract nouns refer to ideas, feelings, qualities, and characteristics that cannot be experienced with the five senses. Examples of abstract nouns include love, anger, courage, kindness, intelligence, justice, and beauty. Abstract nouns are often used to describe a person’s character or personality.
Work in pairs. Read the excerpt on KLCC and underline all the nouns.
Class Activity 1
Identify the adjectives from the same excerpt.
Class Activity 1 (cont.)
Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in a sentence. Types of adjectives include descriptive, quantitive, demonstrative, possessive, and more. Adjectives can also be used in comparative and superlative forms to compare two or more nouns.
Adjectives and its Types
Adjectives can help describe a person's physical appearance, personality traits, and emotions. Examples of positive adjectives include generous, optimistic, and kind. Examples of negative adjectives include arrogant, lazy, and spiteful.
Adjectives to Describe People
Adjectives are words used to describe places and things. Examples of adjectives used to describe places include: majestic, picturesque, and vibrant. Using adjectives is a great way to describe the places you visit and make your writing more interesting!
Adjectives to Describe Places
Work in groups of 4 - 5 people. Choose either a Write a short paragraph of You need to use adjectives and two types of Tenses (Present and Past) in the paragraph.
After you come back from lunch, please remember to: Underline the verbs. Circle the adjectives.
A famous person or place
Verbs are action words that describe what someone or something does. Adverbs modify or describe verbs, and tell when, where, how, or to what extent something happens. Verbs and adverbs are the key elements of sentences and are used to express actions, states and conditions.
Verbs and Adverbs
Verb tenses signify when an action takes place in relation to the speaker or writer. Verbs come in three tenses: past, present, and future.
How many tenses are there in English?
Intro to Tenses
Draw a dinosaur trying to blow a bubble with a bubblegum!
Prepositions are words used to show relationships between words or objects in a sentence. Conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses together. Prepositions and conjunctions help make sentences meaningful and clear.
Prepositions and Conjunctions
What is your favorite word class?
Draw / write: What are the different types of word classes, and how can they be used to express meaning in a sentence?