luni, 2 iunie 2014

Grammar In Rhyme


Three little words you often see,

Are articles — a, an, and the.

A Noun’s the name of any thing,

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 to be done–

To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run.

How things are done, the adverbs tell,

As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.

Conjunctions join the words together–

As men and women, wind or weather.

The Preposition stands before

A Noun, as in, or through a door.

The Interjection shows surprise,

As oh! how pretty–ah! how wise.

The whole are called Nine Parts of Speech,

Which reading, writing, speaking, teach.

Source: Dr. Chase’s Recipes, 1863



Writing, Grammar, and More

Good Handwriting

If you are wise

You will organize

You handwriting always

To be the right size.

The shape is important

Round and neat

Using your hands

Not your feet.

Keep the right pace

You're not in a race

Or your poor little word

Will fall on its face.

Be careful of your spacing

Because like racing,

If you don't heed it

You won't be able

To read it!


Parts of a Sentence

A sentence, sentence, sentence

Is complete, complete, complete

When 5 simple rules it meets, meets, meets.

It has a subject, subject,

And a verb, verb, verb.

It makes sense, sense, sense

With every word, word, word.

Add a capital letter and end mark, mark,

Now our sentence has all its parts.


Punctuation Marks

The period is a busy man.

small round traffic cop.

He blocks the helter-skelter words

And brings them to a stop.

The question mark's a tiny girl,

She's small but very wise;

She asks too many questions

For a person of her size.

Of all the punctuation folk,

I like the comma best.

For when I'm getting out of breath

He lets me take a rest.

Quotation marks are curious.

When friendly talk begins 

You'll always find these little marks

Are busy listening in.

The exclamation mark's an elf,

Who is easily excited. 

When children laugh or cry or scream

It's then he's most delighted.




Whenever you come to the end of a thought,

You sign it off with a polka dot.


The Contraction Song 

(to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down")


I'm the first word; don't change me! 

Don't change me, don't change me.

I'm the first word; don't change me! 

Oh, no, just let me be
.
When you change the second word, 

Second word, second word,

When you change the second word,

A shorter word you'll see.

Certain letters are taken out,

Taken out, taken out.

Certain letters are taken out.

One word will remain.

Apostrophe will fill that space,

Fill that space, fill that space.

Apostrophe will fill that space,

The rest will stay the same.

Can't and couldn't, isn't, too.

Isn't, too, isn't, too, 

Won't and I've and let's, it's true,

Contractions every one.

I'm and she's and you're and he'd,

You're and he'd, you're and he'd,

Wouldn't, didn't, we'll and she'd,

Good! And now we're done.


The Because Song
(to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

B-e-c-a-u-s-e,

That's the way we spell because,

B-e-c-a-u-s-e,

B-e-c-a-u-s-e,

B-e-c-a-u-s-e,

That's the way we spell because.


A Verbs Song
(to the tune of "B-I-N-G-O")

Some words tell things that you can do

and verbs are what we call them

v-e-r-b-s
v-e-r-b-s
v-e-r-b-s

and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you

to act out as you sing them

s-t-a-n-d
s-t-a-n-d
s-t-a-n-d

and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you

to act out as you sing them

m-a-r-c-h
m-a-r-c-h
m-a-r-c-h

and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you

to act out as you sing them

(clap)-j-u-m-p
(clap)-j-u-m-p
(clap)-j-u-m-p

and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you

to act out as you sing them

(clap)-(clap)-h-o-p
(clap)-(clap)-h-o-p
(clap)-(clap)-h-o-p

and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you

to act out as you sing them

(clap)-(clap)-s-i-t
(clap)-(clap)-s-i-t
(clap)-(clap)-s-i-t

and verbs are what we call them.


Synonyms
(to the tune of "Hush Little Baby")

Synonyms almost the same,

Synonyms almost the same,

Come, let’s play a matching game.

Sing two words that mean the same.

(alternate following lines teacher with students or boys with girls)

When I’m happy,

I am glad.

When I’m naughty,

I am bad.

If it’s large,

It’s also big.

A hog is

Also called a pig.

See me hurry,

See me rush.

To be quiet

Means to hush.

If I want,

I also wish.

plastic bowl

Is still a dish.

Practice or

Repeat a song.

If you miss,

You go far wrong.

If you end,

You stop the game.

They have like meanings,

Much the same.

Synonyms, almost the same.

Synonyms, almost the same.


Keep a Poem in Your Pocket

Keep a poem in your pocket

and a picture in your head

and you'll never feel lonely

at night when you're in bed.

The little poem will sing to you.

The little picture it brings to you

A dozen dreams to dance to you

At night when your in bed.

So---

Keep a picture in your pocket

And a poem in your head

And you'll never feel lonely

At night when your in bed.

Beatrice Schenkde Regniers