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- Do your students struggle to tell the difference between a count noun and an uncount noun? How about common nouns and proper nouns? Contractions and possessive nouns? Plural and collective nouns? Then this is the bundle for you. All of my reference sheets and practice games and activities at a nicePrice $7.65Original Price $8.50Save $0.85
- I'll admit, I hate grammar. I hated learning and I'm not a fan of teaching. It is a very necessary evil, in my opinion. I think that's why I've created so many resources, activities, and games related to grammar teaching and learning. This bundle combines many of my grammar resources. You'll find rePrice $50.00Original Price $65.25Save $15.25
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Distinguishing between countable nouns and uncountable nouns is difficult, especially for ELLs. It can also be difficult to distinguish between common nouns and proper nouns. Since one must know if a noun is countable or uncountable to choose the correct verb or modifier, it's an important skill. Knowing when to capitalize (proper noun) or not capitalize (common noun) as noun is also important.
I use this slap game as a way for my students to practice identifying nouns as count / non-count or common / proper. Page 2 and 7 make a great handout or poster for quick reference to help students think through which category a noun belongs in. Page 3-4 and 8-9 are the noun cards which I cut up and keep in an envelope. Page 5-6 and 10-11 are the slap cards. Page 12 and 13 are response cards that can be used to make the game a whole class assessment activity. There are 60 nouns for each category, 120 total.
I place the slap cards on the board with magnet clips and give a fly swatter to each of two students. A third student then draws a card out of the envelope, reads the noun, and the first student to slap the correct card with the swatter is the winner. The “looser” rotates to become the reader and a new challenger comes forward. The cards are color coded as non-count nouns are in blue so the reader knows the correct answer without a key.