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Play around with collective nouns! For this activity, learners read and study a story about a band of thieves coming to an island. Readers look for the collective noun groups in the story and circle all 40 of them. This exercise includes a wide variety of collective nouns for pupils to identify as well as an answer key.
Third graders discuss and create proverbs using the book "The Hidden Feast" by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. They listen to the story and answer story comprehension questions. Students identify and explain any proverbs in the story, then complete a collective noun worksheet.
Are you working on collective nouns in your class? Consider this activity to facilitate understanding. For this exercise, learners match the collective nouns in the left column with the groups or units in the right column and write the matched pairs in complete sentences below. The first one is already filled in so that class members know what is expected of them. This online resource has answers.
Break down subject and verb agreement with this exercise. This activity only deals with present tense verbs and collective nouns. Pupils learn how to make the verb of a sentence agree with the collective noun by reading sentences and, given a choice of a plural and a singular verb, circling or writing down the correct choice. This is a quick activity that could be used as a starter or homework assignment. Answers are available.
Practice identifying and using collective nouns with this resource. For this activity, pupils circle the collective noun and the group that it describes in each sentence. They then use the collective nouns to write their own sentences. The directions suggest that you read each sentence out loud. You might do this, or have learners read each sentence aloud to each other.
Encourage your class to identify the correct usage of collective nouns in sentences with this activity. Given three choices, with the collective nouns circled in each possible choice, class members choose the sentence in which the collective noun has been used correctly. Below this exercise are examples of collective nouns that have been used correctly. Answers are available.
Explore collective nouns with this worksheet. Learners discover what collective nouns are and describe groups of animals by using the word bank to fill in the blanks in 9 sentences. Class members are also encouraged to create their own collective nouns for a list of 12 different animals. This second part would just be for fun.