The interjection by definition is a cry or an exclamation, something that is a sudden outburst of human spirit, an expression
of joy, pain or any strong human sentiment. To differentiate it from other parts of speech, the interjection does not have a specific position. It can be introduced in any part of the sentence, or it can stand alone. This is the last part of speech to be presented, and is given after the child has become a skilled reader, and is able to read with expression.
The teacher writes a sentence on a piece of paper and asks the child to read it. In red the teacher adds an interjection to the existing sentence and asks the child to read it again, i.e. Hey, where are you going?
The first was an ordinary question. The second, with the addition of this little word, indicates that the speaker is concerned or perhaps disapproves. It is important here to make the child aware of the difference, and to bring him/her to the knowledge that the value of the words are unchanged. The manner in which the words were expressed, however, showed a change of emotions.
Etymology ……. This word is an interjection (from Latin inter – between, and iacere – to throw; thus it means that it throws something into the middle, between the words in the sentence). This word completely changes the tone of the sentence.
Symbol ……… The gold exclamation point is presented as the symbol. The color gold was chosen because our feelings are like gold.
The child puts the interjection symbol and the other appropriate symbols over the words. There are many different interjections, and they may come in the beginning, middle or end of a sentence.