Collective Noun Teacher Resources
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Use a Mad-Libs like activity to create modern poetry! Writers will identify different words and their parts of speech and study "The Red Wheelbarrow" by Williams Carlos Williams. Then, use the sheets attached to craft your own poem! An extension opportunity suggests presenting an excerpt of a short story as a cloze activity.
This one-page handout, appropriate for the secondary level, provides definitions for pronoun and antecedent and addresses agreement. There are 13 questions that require circling the correct 1 of 2 options.
Students use wordplay to investigate the grammatical components of a sentence. They read a New York Times article by analyzing the writer's use of nouns and verbs in the article and then constructing original sentences using those words in different contexts.
Act and act, address and address...there are so many words in our dictionary that can function as nouns or verbs. Start this lesson by having your class list as many as they possibly can. When an adequate list presents itself, have your class members write sentences with a couple of them, using them as both a verb and a noun. From here, kids can read the attached article about Google, answering the five presented questions, or complete some of the activities detailed. A superb language study.
In this nouns learning exercise, students follow directions on looking at the painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel and list nouns they see. Students list 5 nouns from 5 sets of directions.
Young readers state the definition of an adjective and use adjectives in their writing as well as when they are verbally describing objects.
Youngsters read the book, Many Luscious Lollipops and identify the descriptive words used throughout the text. In class discussions they practice describing the pictures they see in the text before they pick an object of their own to describe by using adjectives. Finally their classmates will have to guess the object they are describing. This would make an excellent introductory lesson for a descriptive writing unit.
Students complete a 33 page module about being concerned about others. In this caring about others lesson plan module, students read about how to care about others, read selections, complete word work and a worksheet.
Students explore the Choctaw Native American tribe. In this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson plan, students locate where the Choctaw Indians lived on a United States map. Students listen to When Turtle Grew Feathers and respond to comprehension questions. Students write a revised version of the story, complete common animal similes, and create a related board game.
For this identifying nouns in sentences worksheet, students read sentences and write all the nouns in each sentence. Students write 35 answers.
Why is it so tricky for kids to write sentences in which the subject and verb agree? Help your middle schoolers master those tricky cases that involve words like the team, the class, etc. After looking at the examples given, use the last two slides to assess their ability to apply the general guidelines you've given them.
Perfect for a middle school classroom, this two-page reference guide introduces subject-verb agreement and gives 10 specific explanations and examples. Then, independently, attempt the 15 sentences that follow. Learners must select the correct verbs to complete each sentence, paying attention to the subject.
Students discover facts about geckos. In this gecko lesson, students gain knowledge about where geckos live, what they eat, their size and how they camouflage themselves. Students sing a sing songs about geckos and color gecko worksheets.
Reinforce pronoun-antecedent agreement by going through this presentation. Thirty-eight slides give examples of common mistakes when choosing pronouns and how to fix these mistakes. Nouns and pronouns are highlighted making them easy to discern and check the agreement. Rules and tips for remembering which pronoun to select are given in the last few slides along with some practice. Take a day to go over this aspect of grammar with your class.
Students complete a variety of activities (using the Washington Post Newspaper) that reinforce concepts involved in sports writing.
When should you use a singular antecedent to agree with a collective pronoun? Give this review sheet to your class to clear up this common grammar mistake. Twenty questions challenge young readers to identify the correct pronoun using context clues.
Students develop family genealogy charts in search of noticeable genetic relationships between relatives. They research their family and write a reflection on the genetic relationships between individuals on the chart.
In this subject verb agreement worksheet, students read information about subject-verb agreement and then identify the correct verb in a sentence, practice using delayed subjects, and underline the verb that agrees with the subject in compound sentences. Students also correct errors in three paragraphs and answer a total of seventy five fill in the blank, short answer, and multiple choice questions.
In this language and vocabulary activity, students fill in the missing letters in 20 words, using the meaning in the brackets. All words are adjectives that end with "-ful". Students then complete 40 varied exercises that include: verbs, word meanings, homophones, abbreviations, synonyms and adjectives.