Nouns Grammar Lesson With Mentor Sentences and Writing Prompts

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9th - 10th, Homeschool
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  1. Use this parts-of-speech grammar bundle to teach nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to high school students in a way that engages your students while allowing them to observe, discuss, and respond to mentor sentences, and then craft their own sentences. This bundle also includes a grammar review g
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Teach or review how to use strong nouns through this fully-scaffolded, engaging lesson. No matter what your high school students' level of grammar familiarity is, this lesson will be purposeful as they consider the use of specific nouns, proper nouns, common nouns and abstract nouns in their own writing.

Students will observe how great writers use nouns in intentional ways in their writing through observing carefully-selected mentor sentences that showcase the concept of using strong nouns.


  • Includes a warm-up game that wakes your students up
  • References to pop culture in the example sentences get students' attention
  • Beautiful and intriguing mentor sentences that challenge students (even if they are already familiar with nouns)
  • Sentence frames allow your students to have a clear path to mastery
  • Video prompts give your students something fun to write about

By using mentor sentences, you can teach/review what strong nouns are, how great writers use them, and how using nouns in this way can make students' writing more interesting and fluent. Students will observe, discuss, and respond to mentor sentences, and then craft their own using their own nouns in purposeful ways!


  • Google slides lesson (17 slides)
  • Teacher notes included on each slide to help convey concepts clearly
  • Guided notes for students (printable and digital versions)

It's time to ditch the grammar worksheets and teach grammar in a way that helps your students become better writers!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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