A fun way for students to learn about the nine parts of speech is to use parts of speech bulletin boards. Creative bulletin board displays can be used to engage students in learning about language and grammar. This is a collection of bulletin boards ideas for the nine parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, articles, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. These posters and bulletin boards have clear explanations and examples of each part of speech to make it easier for students to understand them.
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Parts of Speech Bulletin Boards using Posters
The easiest way to make parts of speech bulletin boards is to make an array of parts of speech posters. See some examples below.
Group up part of speech posters into a bulletin board: this ten-piece poster set for parts of speech covers nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, articles, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Colorful buntings were added to match the colorful posters. I like to see posters arrayed with even numbers, so it is good that the title poster is the tenth poster, since there are only nine others for the parts of speech.
Parts of Speech poster set right on your wall: This set has posters for each of the nine parts of speech and a separate poster table with all nine together.
Free Printable Parts of Speech Posters: I first came across these posters on TpT years ago, so I’m glad that many teachers are finding them too. They are created by Surfin’ Through Second and you can find them here on TpT. See how I used folders to display them in this blog post.
Illustrated Parts of Speech Posters in a bulletin board: These parts of speech posters have more than just worded definitions. Most of the posters have illustrations to help students to better understand the concepts. This beachwood background was used.
Printable parts of Speech posters: See my printable Parts of Speech posters here. It is from my TpT collection. You get to download it instantly upon purchase and it can be used for years because you’ll have lifetime access to the file.
Creative Parts of Speech Bulletin Boards
The part of speech bulletin board ideas below are very creative and ‘out of the box’. My students always enjoyed being involved in the creation of our bulletin boards. Try to involve yours to make the experience even more engaging and meaningful for them.
Parts of Speech Garden: Create a garden-themed bulletin board where each flower or plant represents a different part of speech (e.g., noun, verb, adjective, adverb). Write examples of each part of speech on flower petals or leaves and arrange them in a visually appealing way.
Parts of Speech Storytelling: Use parts of speech bulletin boards to create story scenes and label different elements with their corresponding parts of speech. For example, you could have a scene with characters, objects, and actions labeled as nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Encourage students to create sentences using the labeled elements.
Parts of Speech Superheroes: Turn parts of speech into superheroes with unique powers. Design superhero characters for nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc. Write examples of each part of speech along with the superhero’s description and power on the board. Or you can just use these superhero themed posters make a quick and easy parts of speech bulletin board.
Parts of Speech Word Cloud: Design a word cloud bulletin board where each word is a different part of speech. Use different font sizes, colors, and arrangements to make the board visually interesting. Include definitions or examples of each part of speech around the word cloud.
Parts of Speech Bookshelf: Create a bulletin board that resembles a bookshelf, with “books” representing different parts of speech. Each “book” can have the name of a part of speech on the spine and examples inside as if they were passages from a story.
Parts of Speech Classroom Activities
These ideas are hands-on activities for learning about the parts of speech.
Parts of Speech Interactive Wheel: Use a spinning wheel with different segments, each representing a different part of speech. Students can spin the wheel and form sentences using the part of speech it lands on. See more types of spinning wheel ideas in this blog post.
Parts of Speech Tic-Tac-Toe: Since a tic-tac-toe board has nine spaces, it is perfect for a parts of speech game for the nine parts of speech. Use a large tic-tac-toe bulletin board with a different part of speech written in each square. Students can give an example of the part of speech icon they land on for their moves. These silicone parts of speech clings can be stuck to the place holder spaces.
Parts of Speech Puzzle: Make sentences with color coded parts of speech word puzzles. Each puzzle has a color on the corner to show the part of speech category it belongs to. They can place the words down in a line to form a complete sentence. Students can also just group the words together according to their different parts of speech. I also found a similar felt board puzzle version that can be used in the same way.
Parts of speech books
I have to let you know about the parts of speech books that I used in my classroom. I recommend getting them because while they look like simple picture books, they go deep into each part of speech with so many illustrated examples. My students loved reading them and you can check them out in this blog post.