Thursday, May 8, 2014

Plurals, Verbs, and Nouns

Before spring break we were learning about nouns. Students learned that a noun is a person, place, thing, or animal. After that they were able to make a noun plural. They learned that green light words are those which they can easily add an 's' to. Yellow light words are ones which they need to slow down and think about such as words ending in zz, ss, x, ch, or sh. Students worked on this concept through word sorts and writing activities on the SMART board, whole group activities in which they had to make a word plural and independent writing activities. 

Once students were able to grasp the concept of nouns and how to make them plural we were able to move on to the subject of verbs. To help cement this new concept we sang the following song:

Students seemed to enjoy this song and it helped them to remember that a verb is an action word. We completed whole group picture sorts on nouns vs. verbs, students independently completed picture sorts and we worked on a variety of word/picture sorts of this concept on the SMART board. 


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