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Lesson Plan #:AELP-GRM020

Submitted by: Melissa Gassman
Endorsed by: Sean Smith, Ph. D., Berea College, Berea, KY Date: January 31, 1998
Grade Level(s): 5


Students write using appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate ideas and information to different audiences for different purposes.


  • Language Arts/Grammar
  • Educational Technology


Students will make up Wacky stories using what they know about the parts of speech. It is important for students to know the parts of speech in order to write sentences to communicate ideas so that everyone can understand. This will prepare them for writing their own stories and other writing assignments. This lesson will reinforce the parts of speech and how they work in a sentence.  Students will type the part of speech that are requested into the blank lines and then click on to see their Wacky Web Tale. Then students are to print out their favorite tale to hand in.

Learning Outcomes For The Lesson:

After this lesson students will…

–   Recognize the difference between a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, exclamations, plural nouns, plural verbs, present and past tense verbs.
–   Be able to follow directions.


1.  In an Internet browser go to: http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ pick a tale and click on it.

2.  In the blank line with a label to the right of it type in the appropriate word.

3.  If you need help click on parts of speech help at the top right hand corner

4.  Keep typing the appropriate word in to the end then click on see your wacky web tale

5.  Read the tale to see if it is correct .

6.  Print you favorite tale and turn it in.


Have the class write their own mad lib and trade with a classmate to create a wacky tale.


Students should know the difference between a noun, verb, adjective, adverbs, exclamations, plural nouns, plural verbs, present and past tense verbs. Only the correct part of speech should be in the appropriate box. Have the students print out their final story.