This Collective Nouns Unit includes five different activities to help in introducing the topic of collective nouns to your students.
The first activity is called, "Collective Nouns Interactive Notebook." Have students cut out and glue this mini anchor chart into their reading notebooks. This is a great tool for introducing what a collective noun is and the different types of collective nouns. Student will record the different collective nouns on their chart. After modeling a few examples have student guess what the collective noun is naming. Students can refer to their notebook throughout this unit. An answer key is included!
The second activity is called, "Illustrating Collective Nouns." This activity includes 24 different pages with a collective noun written at the bottom. Each student will get a different collective noun to illustrate and write a complete sentence to go with. After students finish illustrating have them share their picture and sentences with their class. Then display them in the classroom for another reference during this unit. Most of the collective nouns in this activity are included in their Interactive Notebook. There are some more difficult collective nouns that I give to my high flyers to differentiate.
The third activity is called "Collective Nouns Scoot." This scoot includes 24 cards and 1 recording sheet. The cards are multiple choice and the students have to choose the collective noun that correctly fills in the blank. They then record a, b, or c on their recording sheet. Each child gets 1 recording sheet. Then put a card on each child's desk. They will work on the card and then when the teacher says "scoot" they will move to the next desk. Students will keep scooting until they have completed the recording sheet. Either collect to assess student learning or go over the answers together as a class. This can also be used during centers or as a scavenger hunt!
The fourth activity is called "Collective Nouns Bingo." Collective Nouns Bingo includes 8 different Bingo Boards. Each Bingo Board has the collective noun listed on it. I have also included a separate list of all the collective nouns for the teacher. The teacher will say the different groups and the students will cover up the respective nouns on their BIngo Boards. For instance the teacher would say, "a group of stamps" and a the students will cover up "collection" on the Bingo Board. When a student gets five in a row they win.
The fifth and final activity is a "Collective Nouns Quiz." The quiz includes 12 questions and 1 BONUS question. The first 6 questions students have to circle the collective noun in the sentence. The final 6 questions students have to use a word bank to fill in the correct collective nouns. The bonus questions has students name the two collective nouns that name a group of paper (ream and stack).
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