Why not use poetry to teach parts of speech? Many students learn best this way because verse engages them.
What follows is a creative writing teacher's model used to practice the differences between the adverb, adjective and noun clause.
By Hope Ellen Rapson
When I gaze through windows on a rainy day
which seems to fill my whole world with
tears shed by God just for me,
Where is the gray cloud of sin inside my soul
which causes You, God, to singly send
the pattering puddles I see?
Because I question my self-centered heart
Which often fogs or blurs heaven’s answer,
“Only grace and mercy fall here,”