This is a great activity to teach nouns and its perfect for football season! This file includes 2 different activities. The first one the students have to read a story. Throughout the story there are words that are underlined. When students come upon an underlined word they have to decide if it is a person, place, or thing and write the word in the correct column.
The second activity is a board game that is differentiated. The students pick up a card and read the sentence. They have to decide which words are nouns and whether the nouns are a person, place, or thing. The cards with the blue helmet have 2 nouns and the ones with the green helmet have 3 nouns. You can tell the students who need assistance that tip and students that need more of a challenge will have to figure it out!