Working on parts of speech may seem like something that should happen in the classroom, not in language therapy. But consider that metalinguistics, an awareness of the rules of language, is critical for language development. And it’s not surprising that students with language impairments often have poor metalinguistic skills.
I have found that while all of the students I work with have heard of nouns and verbs, most can’t pick out these parts of speech in a sentence before we practice it. So, here are some worksheets to use as a pretest or as practice for identifying and sorting the subjects (simple subject nouns), verbs, and prepositional phrases of sentences. (You can have the students identify just the subject and verb if they are not ready for prepositions.)