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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

For Home-School Grammar!

This was in an email I got from a home-school group email! Thought I would share! :)

Credited to Green Baker from a Freedmen's School, circa 1865.


Three little words you often see
Are articles - an, a and the
A noun is the name of anything,
As school or garden, hoop or swing.
Adjectives tell the kind of noun,
As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Instead of nouns the pronouns stand -
Her head, his face, your arm, my hand.
Verbs tell of something being done -
To read, count, laugh, sing, jump or run.
How things are done the adverbs tell,
As slowly, quickly, ill or well.
Conjunctions join the word together,
As men and women, wind or weather.
The prepositions stand before,
A noun, as in or through the door.
The interjections show surprise,
As Oh! How pretty! Ah! How wise!
The whole are called the nine parts of speech,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.

6 comments:

Christina M. said...

Oh wow! Cool.

Thanks for my comment as well fellow hippie!

iceah said...

nice blog c: lovely family c:

Tiffiney said...

Christina and Iceah thank you both for leaving comments! Christina I can't seem to get on your blog, I am going to try to a different way!

Sandra Foyt said...

I'll have to print this one for our Home School Wall!

Tiffiney said...

thank you sandra..glad you like it..i loved it to.. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this; I used this song when I taught German; most of my students didn't know the English parts of speech so this was a good opening exercise. I found it in an 90 year-old book which I since have misplaced.