Grade 2


Empowered Learner, Creative Communicator


Students will be able to learn about interjections by watching a Schoolhouse Rock video, Interjections!, with its catchy tune, then see instructional videos on the definition of interjections and how they are used in sentences. Finally, students will be able to check their knowledge of interjections through games and online quizzes and apply their knowledge in their own writing.

Students will:

  • Understand the definition of interjections.
  • Understand the use of interjections in a sentence.
  • Know the use of an exclamation point and comma.
  • Apply their knowledge in their own writing.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Interjection: An interjection is any member of a class of words expressing emotion, distinguished in most languages by their use in grammatical isolation, like Hey! Oh! Ouch! Ugh!
  2. Exclamation Point: An exclamation point is a sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation.
  3. Comma: A comma is a sign (,), a mark of punctuation used for indicating a division in a sentence, as in setting off a word, phrase, or clause, especially when such a division is accompanied by a slight pause or is to be noted in order to give order to the sequential elements of the sentence. 

To prepare for this lesson:

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Introduction: Have students watch two videos that explain interjections in an interesting way.

    1. From Teaching Without Frills, watch Interjections, and the catchy Schoolhouse Rock video Interjections!.

  2. Then have them apply their knowledge by playing games, doing assessments, and creating a Word Cloud presentation.

  3. Activity: Allow them to practice their learning by playing several games.

    1. Try the Parts of Speech game (Noun, Verb, Adjective sorting) 

    2. Be familiar with the games students can play online:

      1. Conjunctions and Interjections (many options)

      2. Jeopardy-like game for two on interjections and conjunctions 

      3. There is also a Parts of Speech game on ABCya that you can try (but you may need to turn off the sound!).

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Students create their own Word Cloud of interjections with a group or individually. May print and make a poster or share online.
  • Students can be asked to create a conversation in which a student goes to the circus and sees all new, exciting displays under the big top.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Creative Communicator
6c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d.Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:


Conjunctions and Interjections game


Interjections! Schoolhouse Rock

Jeopardy-like game

Parts of Speech game

Parts of Speech ABCYA game

Word Clouds

  • Students watch videos that combine words and songs/speech.
  • Students read directions for games and follow along to successfully pass levels and compete. 
  • Given writing prompts, students respond in 4-6 sentences using interjections (story of a circus, an excited conversation, etc), and exchange for peer review.
  • Create a word cloud of interjections.

Make a word cloud poster or a video showing a scene with emotion, using interjections.

Students use games to foster math skills, competing against time or another player. Jeopardy-like game adds points by 100s in columns.

Write a descriptive paragraph about a science experiment on chemical change done in class and use at least one interjection.

This task card was created by Caryn Parker, Gull Lake Virtual Partnership, January 2021.