Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#1933. Identifying Nouns and Verbs

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Sep 1 15:12:14 PDT 2000 by Debbie Granger (
Harding Elementary, Lebanon,PA
Materials Required: chalkboard, chalk
Activity Time: 30- 40 minutes
Concepts Taught: identifying nouns and verbs

> I thought I'd share a successful lesson I had.
> I told my fourth graders to try to figure out the pattern
> for what Silly Sally likes and does not like.
> I wrote on the board that :
> Silly Sally likes dogs but doesn't like barking.
> She likes food but not eating.
> She likes trees but not climbing.
> She likes books but not reading.
> She likes chairs but not sitting.
> I asked for volunteers to suggest other likes and dislikes.
> Even my slowest students caught on and we had FUN doing it!
> Naturally, I explained the pattern. Sally likes nouns but
> not verbs. On Tuesday I will put them in cooperative
> groups to make up more of their own. I will head the likes
> and dislikes columns with NOUNS and VERBS.