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Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives – Sorting Task

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PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 2

Help students learn the difference between nouns, verbs, and adjectives with this cut-and-paste sorting worksheet. 

Use this teaching resource when identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students cut out each word and paste them into the table under the correct heading. 

This worksheet is best used as independent practise to support your parts of speech lesson. It can also be used as a pre-lesson knowledge assessment to see what students already know, or as an exit ticket to gauge your students’ understanding of the material. 

In addition to individual student work time, this parts of speech worksheet can be used as an activity for your:

Scaffolding and Extension Tips: Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives Worksheet

Challenge fast finishers to come up with more words for each section of the worksheet. Students can also use one word from each column in a sentence. 

If you have students struggling with the concepts, assign students to work with a partner or take a few of the parts of speech words off each section.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Instead of cutting, students can write the words in each column with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

You can also project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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Curriculum

  • ACELA1452

    Explore differences in words that represent people, places and things (nouns, including pronouns), happenings and states (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and details such as when, where and how (adverbs)Elaborationstalking about effective words that d...

  • ACELA1468

    Understand that nouns represent people, places, concrete objects and abstract concepts; that there are three types of nouns: common, proper and pronouns; and that noun groups/phrases can be expanded using articles and adjectivesElaborationsexploring ...

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