Activity #1: Let’s Practice Our Parts of Speech… 1. Choose a celebrity name (proper noun): ________________________________ 2. Choose a profession (noun): ____________________________________________ 3. Choose a school subject (noun): _______________________________________ 4. Choose an adjective: __________________________________________________ 5. Choose another adjective: _____________________________________________ 6. Choose a verb: ________________________________________________________ 7. Choose another verb: __________________________________________________ 8. Choose an adverb: ____________________________________________________ 9. Choose an adjective: __________________________________________________ 10. Choose another celebrity name (proper noun): _________________________ 11. Choose a place in the world (proper noun): _____________________________ Now let’s see what we’re going to do with this… Activity #2: your mad lib introduction Fill in the numbered blanks in the paragraph below with the numbered part of speech that corresponds with the number inside the blank space. Plug in your 11 parts of speech (one in each of the 11 blank spaces) and then read your mad lib introduction! Meet the new and improved you! Share your mad lib introduction with a partner, and prepare to laugh! Hello, my name is _________________(1)_________________, the rich, powerful and adored. Now, I have a secret to share with you. I must confess that although I make millions of dollars a minute, I am tired of living so lavishly in the public eye. To be honest, I think that I would much rather be a ___________(2)____________ instead. Unfortunately, I might have to go back to school in order to fulfill this dream! Oh no! School makes me nervous, and it is so much work! That would also mean that I will have to take my most hated subject again, and that is definitely __________(3)__________. Yuck! It is so __________(4)__________ and it makes me feel absolutely ________(5)________ whenever I think about it! I would rather be __________(6)__________ than going back to school. After all, you can always find me _________(7)_________ rather than reading for fun ! If someone were to ask me how I feel about reading, I would __________(8)__________declare, “Reading books is __________(9)__________!” Now that I think of it, I would much rather fall in love with __________(10)__________, get married, and move to ________(11)_________! Forget about school; I will stay a celebrity. It’s just easier that way! Activity #3: your REAL introduction…Who are you? Using a different paragraph model, please fill in the blanks with serious and honest information that accurately reflects who you actually are, and how you truly feel about the world around you. Share this paragraph with the same partner that you shared the mad lib introduction with. Introduce yourselves and listen to one another. It’s time to get real! Hello, my name is ____________________________. First, the most important thing for you to know about me is ______________________________________________. I am a ____________________student who loves ________________________ but absolutely hates __________________________! Two adjectives that would best describe my personality would be __________________ and __________________. My personal philosophy or a strong belief that I have that guides me through my life is _________________________________________________________________. In my spare time I like to ____________________________, and I would rather be ___________________________than here. I would have to say that my best talent is _____________________________, and I am most proud of myself when ___________________________________________. I am most true to myself and sincere when ______________________________, I am the saddest when _____________________________________, and I am the happiest when _____________________________________. I think that __________________________ is the funniest thing/person in the whole world. My favourite year of my life so far was when I was ______ because _______________________________________. I have many goals for my future, but one is ________________________________. I know that I will achieve this goal because _______________________________. One last thing you should know about me is _______________________________.