What is a Noun, Adjective, Verb, Adverb or Pronoun? Printable posters to help the kids

Learning grammar rules can be difficult and confusing.  My Miss 9 is having troubles understanding and remembering the differences between verbs, nouns and adjectives.  To be honest off the top of my head I couldn’t answer her question of “What is an adjective?”.

When I had the parent teacher interviews at the end of last term her teacher mentioned it would benefit her to have some extra help at home to help her understand.  I always spend time with the kids giving them maths problems while driving in the car, doing spelling tests while preparing dinner and doing times tables as they go to bed. So I am all for helping her at home.

I created these posters which I have laminated and stuck on the back of the toilet door for all the kids to look at and review.  They have their fraction and multiplication posters on the wardrobe doors in the bedrooms to view while lying in bed, quotes and maps on the walls of the toy room for while they are watching TV, so why not have something on the back of the door while they are spending 10 minutes longer than they should on the toilet 🙂  It’s a great space for them to look, ponder and learn.  I plan on changing the posters every few weeks to something different to help them get a better understanding of what they are learning at school.

The posters are available for purchase from my shop.

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And…. just in case you need some help, as I did:

What is a noun?

A noun is a word that refers to a person, place, thing or event

What is an adjective?

An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

What is a verb?

A verb is an action word.

What is an adverb?

An adverb describes a verb on how something was done

What is a pronoun?

A pronoun replaces a person

What is a conjunction?

A conjunction is a joining word

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Kylie May 9, 2012 - 7:13 AM

Fantastic idea, I love them, I to have to think about it when the children ask.

Ash May 9, 2012 - 7:54 AM

Hi what a fabulous idea. I can’t seem to access them could you email them to me. Also the fraction and times table thanks a lot
Over stressed mum
Ash xxx

Trish May 9, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Thank you Katrina – these are a great resource.

Christine @ Jelly Bean Jam May 9, 2012 - 11:57 AM

These are great! Thanks Katrina 🙂

Vikki May 9, 2012 - 7:15 PM

It might be helpful to have ‘A Verb is an action or being word’.  When I teach, I also find it useful if students know their being verbs:  am, is, are, was, were, be, been, being.

Meredith May 9, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Lovely looking posters! So pretty and interesting.

We also memorise our state of being, linking, and helping verbs as a chant:
are, was, were,
Have, has, had,
Do, does, did,
Shall, will, should, would, may, might, must,
Can, could!

I hope I’m not being too smarty-pants, but these things really helped me with my grammar, too:

An adjective tells: what kind, which one, how many, and whose.
An adverb tells: how, when, where, how often, and to what extent.

Hope they’re helpful to you, too.

Sunshine n' Giggles May 10, 2012 - 9:55 AM

Fabulous Idea!

Jo May 20, 2012 - 1:34 PM

As a teacher it’s great to read your story and hear how much you are helping your children at home. This makes such a difference. There’s only so much we can do with them in a school day, whilst helping their 29 classmates at the same time! Keep up the good work.

danielle October 10, 2012 - 5:13 AM

nice program it is good for kids

Katrina October 11, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Absolutely, it has helped improve the kids knowledge just having on the back of the loo door J

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vivian February 28, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Nice one,it wil really help d kids

caitlyn July 25, 2015 - 10:00 AM

this is helpful

Francis Chibuike October 16, 2015 - 3:19 PM

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Mercy joseph January 26, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Wow, awesome, i love this teaching and am impressed.

Lakryra Henry January 25, 2022 - 2:57 AM

I am trying to find the download.


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