Close the textbook or workbook and have your students get out some scissors and glue for this hands-on practice identifying and classifying nouns. You'll love students' improved grammar and writing skills and the preparation for standardized testing. This activity is great for guided practice or independent practice, and can even be used in a center or learning station. A key is provided to make checking and grading easy.
Students cut out cards containing various words and sort them into a table as people, places, things, ideas, or not nouns. Having the "not nouns" category keeps students on their toes to think about what a noun actually is. The ideas category for upper grades is optional (there is a 2nd version of the activity included which does not contain the idea nouns).
This PDF file contains 4 pages: a student handout and answer key with the "ideas" category included and a version 2 student handout and answer key without the "ideas" category included. Both versions are the same except for the "ideas" nouns being eliminated on version 2.
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Nouns Practice Activity by Anna M. Colley
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