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Collective Noun Teacher Resources
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Learners expand their knowledge of the definition of a proper noun. They also realize that capital letters are used at the beginning of proper nouns. They are explained what a proper noun is: proper nouns put names to faces; They're used for people, pets and for places. If students are writing about Ben the red setter, the name of the dog starts with a capital letter. Learners are asked to add capital letters to the proper nouns in the story.
Learners use Mad Libs to help them construct their own modern poems using speech clues. In this poetry writing instructional activity, students identify words and phrases that correspond to particular parts of speech. Learners read and evaluate famous modern poems and use the Visual Thesaurus to identify the words' parts of speech. Students create their own poetry using the knowledge for parts of speech and Mad Libs.
Provide practice for your youngsters with identifying abstract nouns. They circle the abstract noun in each of 15 sentences. Examples range from advice, slyness, hatred to bravery, truth, and music (though consensus in the Lesson Planet teacher resource editorial office is that music is a concrete noun).
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables "Hedda and the Ogre," The Silent Couple," and "The Coyote as Shepherd." They complete a chart of folktale criteria, identify the story elements of the fables, and list the plural and singular nouns.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," Fox and Grapes," and "The Lion and the Mouse." They identify key story elements, identify the themes of the fables, and in pairs create and write a moral/fable.