This interactive SMARTboard lesson with a beach theme gives students a chance to really think about how words can be used. They will be surprised to think about many of the words they will sort being both a noun and a verb. Students will move words on either a beach ball or a sand shovel to a pail with a heading of Noun, Verb, or Noun & Verb. If they are correct, it will disappear. If not, word will bounce back and they can try again. All slides are self checking so it is easily used as a teacher directed mini lesson, small group practice, or even as independent work. A page of sample sentences follows each slide to further explain the usage of each word. An example of words that will make them think twice if they are nouns, verbs, or both are: twinkle or phone or garden. Created with Smart Notebook 11. Great for grades 2-5.