As a mom homeschooling a special needs child, I know that there’s a direct lack of resources. And, listen, I know that as far as resources are concerned, the fact that my child has specific needs may or may not matter to you, the reader. You’re likely just looking for English Language Arts resources or something about all 8 parts of speech. I get that.

But as a mom homeschooling a special needs child, let me assure you that there’s a lack of resources. People see my 6’1 208 pound 14 year old and just think or say, “Oh my gawwwddd – that’s a big dude. Does he play football?” No. No, he doesn’t. In fact, he didn’t even learn to run until 2021. What? How? It’s an OT thing. So, if your child doesn’t have those issues or if you’ve never spent a lot of time with a child who had physical, verbal, and developmental issues, I don’t expect you to understand?

Then why do you homeschool, mom? That’s a story for another time. Today is English Language Arts resource day.

So, allow me to torture you…I mean, provide you with a helpful (it really is helpful – Uriel loves this and we use it a lot) video to teach all 8 parts of speech. Also, please scroll beneath it to read through all 8 parts with a definition of each part.

8 Parts of Speech Video

What Are the 8 Parts of Speech?

  1. Nouns – Persons, places, and things.
  2. Pronouns – He, she it, they, we, etc.
  3. Adjectives – Describes a noun; Bold (and the beautiful…my grandma LOVED that show!)
  4. Adverbs – Describes a verb; now, this isn’t always true, but a good way to remember this is that many adverbs end in -ly. The rabbit quickly ran through the field to avoid the dog. Don’t come for me, vegans. Create your own example.
  5. Prepositions – Examples include (and are not limited to) of, by, and an. The purpose of a preposition is to connect words in a sentence.
  6. Conjunctions – CONJUNCTION JUNCTION….WHAT’S YOUR FUNCTION? Oh, sorry. Conjunctions are different from prepositions; however, they connect ideas. Examples include and, but, or.
  7. Interjections – Describes sudden feelings or emotions: Oh! Wow!
  8. Verbs – An action word. Yet, verbs can be tricky. Watch out for “be verbs” as I like to call them because while they can BE (see what I did there?) necessary in writing, they can also cause “lazy” writing and cause us to write in passive voice. Passive voice can, at times, showcase what you…most of the time, though? That’s not the case, especially when you need to make a strong point!

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