Collective Noun Teacher Resources
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Learning Grammar Through Wordplay
Students read an article from the New York Times and discuss the content. In this vocabulary lesson, students collaborate in small groups to select interesting nouns and verbs to define and share with the class, after reviewing the parts of speech. Students write original sentences using the words they collected from the article, ensuring that nouns and verbs are use appropriately.
Mad-Libbing Your Way Into Modern Poetry
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.
Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement
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.
Learning Grammar Through Wordplay
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.
In this nouns activity, 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.
"Luscious Lollipops" and Other Adjectives
Young readers state the definition of an adjective and use adjectives in their writing as well as when they are verbally describing objects.
EZ School: Noun Worksheet
In this noun grammar worksheet, students determine whether or not the underlined word in each sentence is a noun or not. If the word is a noun, the student circles "yes". If the word is not a noun, the student circles "no". There is an example provided on the worksheet.
Many Luscious Lollipops
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.
Module 5: Being Concerned About People
Students complete a 33 page module about being concerned about others. In this caring about others activity module, students read about how to care about others, read selections, complete word work and a worksheet.
When Turtle Grew Feathers
Students explore the Choctaw Native American tribe. In this cross curriculum literacy and U.S. history lesson, 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.
In this identifying nouns in sentences instructional activity, students read sentences and write all the nouns in each sentence. Students write 35 answers.
Should we have an anything goes attitude about indefinite pronouns?
Go to Sleep, Gecko!
Students discover facts about geckos. For 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.
Rules of Thumb for Pronoun Reference and Antecedent Agreement
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.
Pronouns and Antecedents
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.
All in the Family
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.
Subject-Verb Agreement Rules
For 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.
Language Skill Boosters Grade 6
In this language and vocabulary activity, learners 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.
What's In a Noun: Grammar and Usage
Nine lessons in a grammar and usage unit provide endless opportunities for drill and practice. Topics include the four types of sentences, subject and predicates, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions, conjunctions and interjections, as well as capitalization and punctuation. The scripted unit includes a culminating activity, handouts, worksheets, a bibliography, and an assessment.