Nouns are part of the building blocks of English. Grammar instruction requires that students know and understand what a noun is. More importantly, older students need to understand the power of individual words in text (their own writing as well as the writing of others).
Using the four stages of the depth of knowledge model , this product will lead older students through the basic review of nouns and then lead them to a deeper knowledge of the noun.
1. A poster of the noun defined.
2. Using an excerpt of authentic text, students identify nouns.
3. Students explore the idea of specific and vivid nouns using illustrations.
4. A poster of concrete versus abstract nouns.
5. Students categorize concrete and abstract nouns.
6. A poster of collective versus compound nouns.
7. Students collect 10 collective and 10 compound nouns from online sources.
8. Students revise a passage of authentic text using vivid nouns.
9. Students then compare their versions with the original version.
10. Students revise 5 sentences with vivid nouns.
11. Students compare and critique two pieces of authentic text for the use of nouns.
12. Students must create an original passage using challenging and vivid nouns.
13. Students create a "Super Specific Nouns" poster including illustrations.
14. ANSWER KEYS included.
Teaching Nouns Using Depth of Knowledge
by Dianne Watson
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