I've created this fun little center (which I will eventually turn into an early finishers activity) to help my kids pick apart their sentences and see how using various parts of speech help to make complete and interesting sentences.
It's called Picky, Picky! Parts of Speech. I've written 50 sentences to go with the activity, so that's plenty to last your kids many, many rounds. However, I've also included a blank page for you to add your own sentences that you may want to personalize with names of students and teachers in your class or school to engage the students even more. If you've been working on a particular use of a part of speech, use these pages to tailor the sentences to the needs of your students!
All you need to do is make copies of the activity sheet and cut out the sentence strips and place them in some kind of container (maybe even a pickle jar). Students will choose a sentence, glue it into the empty box, color code the words, and count up or inventory how many of each part of speech the sentence has! Simple as that! You could even have students write their own sentences in the box if you'd like!
There are 2 worksheet pages. 1 is geared towards grades 1-2 (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs). The 2nd is geared towards grades 3-5 (adding adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions to the code and inventory).