Add some "island flair" to categorizing nouns with the Noun Islands! This activity includes common, proper, concrete, abstract, compound, and collective nouns. This activity works really well as a culminating activity after you have taught all six types.
The nouns have been vacationing on Jumble Island, and it is the students' mission to return each noun to its home islands. This activity really helps students understand:
1. A noun can fit in several different categories at the same time.
2. No noun can be just one type.
3. There are some types that a noun can not be at the same time (common/proper, etc.)
This activity works well individually, in partners, in literacy centers, etc. All pages are included in both color and black and white for your convenience. Answer keys are also provided for students to self-check if you wish. In addition, blank copies of Jumble Island are provided in case you'd like to use your own noun mix instead of mine.
Ideas for how to turn this activity into a group project with a "tropical twist" are also included.
Please view the preview and thumbnails to see some sample pages.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is also included in The Ultimate Noun Bundle at a special, discounted rate. This 143 page bundle includes engaging activities on ALL SIX TYPES of nouns in one, easy-to-use resource!
If your students are having trouble identifying certain types of nouns in class, check out The Noun Questions (A Method for Noun Identification).
It provides a systematic method for students to check for nouns rather than just relying on the question, "Is it a person, place, or thing?"