Overview - TRACKING DOWN THE PARTS OF SPEECH GAME
Tracking Down Parts of Speech, by Jennifer Howell, makes identifying
nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs fun. Students play the role of detectives
as they read sentences and identify four of the parts of speech.
HOW THE GAME WORKS
Players roll the die to move around the detective-themed game board. After a
player lands on a square, he or she draws a card and reads the sentence on the
card aloud. Then, the player identifies the appropriate part of speech based
on the game board square he or she landed on. Once the player has answered correctly,
play proceeds to the next person. In addition to squares for nouns, verbs, adjectives,
and adverbs, the game board includes fun squares, including All Play and Player’s
The 36-page Teacher’s Guide has multiple activity sheets on each of the
parts of speech featured in the game. Activity sheets are appropriate for in-class
use or homework assignments. An answer key and progress chart are also included.
Game Board; 60 full-color Draw Cards; Teacher’s Guide; 1, 2, 3 Game Die;
and 6 Playing Pieces.