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Grade: Middle
Subject: Language

#3913. Zany Alphabet Lists

Language, level: Middle
Posted Mon Mar 5 17:19:10 PST 2007 by Meghan Webb (megs_118@yahoo.com).
Marshall University, Huntington WV
Materials Required: none
Activity Time: 30-40 min
Concepts Taught: Nouns, Verb, and Adjectives

Zany Alphabet Lists
Adjective, Nouns, and Verbs

Directions: Create a crazy sentence with your other group members. Remember, each word of that sentence must contain the SAME letter of the alphabet! Don’t forget to use punctuation!
Example: Angry Apes Ate.


Procedure:
1. Assign each student to a specific part of speech. (noun, adjective, or verb).
2. Give the student a total of 5-10 minutes to come up with a noun, adjective, or verb for every letter in the alphabet.
3. After students have completed this task, group the students by ability and by parts of speech. For example: A Noun, Adjective, and Verb student must be grouped together to come up with zany alphabet sentences.
4. Give the students another 5-10 minutes to combine their individual work to create their zany alphabet sentences using adjectives, nouns, and verbs.

Review:
Noun: Person, Place, Thing, or Idea
Adjective: A word that modifies or describes a noun or a pronoun
Verb: Shows Action
Zany Alphabet
Name: _____________________

My Part of Speech is: NOUN, ADJECTIVE, OR VERB
Directions: Come up with a word that fits your part of speech for every letter of the alphabet.
Example: (Noun) Ape, Buffalo, Cookie, Desert……
Example: (Adjective) Awesome, Beautiful, Creamy, Dreamy……
Example: (Verb) Acting, Biting, Crunching, Drinking……

Letter of Alphabet Noun, Verb, or Adjective
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Zany Alphabet
Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives
Name(s): _______________________
Date: __________________________

Directions: Create a crazy sentence with your other group members. Remember, each word of that sentence must contain the SAME letter of the alphabet! Don’t forget to use punctuation!
Example: Angry Apes Ate.

Letter of Alphabet Noun, Verb, or Adjective Noun, Verb, or Adjective Noun, Verb, or Adjective Punctuation
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z