Although we always like to try teach the parts of speech within the context of real writing so that students can improve their word choice, some straight forward or explicit teaching is sometimes needed so that students truly understand them. In 3rd grade a CCSS standard that addresses parts of speech is: ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A:
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
To that end we have created some resources that might help. Our anchor charts can be displayed in your classroom to give students a visual reminder of various parts of speech. Our cards can be used as a sort, where students pull a card from a bag and place it under the correct heading, but also can be used in many other ways for vocabulary and word work. The graphic organizers we created are meant to help students dig deeper into words and truly think about their meaning and use.