Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#2268. Nonsense Nouns

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Fri May 25 10:05:35 PDT 2001 by Rebekah Manwiller (BekahManwiller@cedarville.edu).
Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH, USA
Materials Required: Cloze worksheets (included), noun charts and slips of paper with nouns on them
Activity Time: 45 minutes
Concepts Taught: Nouns

Objectives:
Students will demonstrate understanding of context by filling in a cloze worksheet with a word bank.
Students will demonstrate understanding of types of nouns by separating them into categories on a chart.
Students will practice small motor skills by pasting words onto a chart.
Students will use nouns in sentences by filling out the second worksheet.
Materials Needed:
Cloze worksheet -- 10 sentences with blanks and a word bank
Cloze worksheet -- 10 sentences with blanks where nouns belong (no word bank)
Pencils
NOUNS paper with three columns
Slips of paper with nouns written on them (4 people, 4 places, 4 things)
Glue
Preparation:
Make (or copy) worksheets for each student (both worksheets).
Make (or copy) NOUNS paper
Make (or copy) slips of paper with nouns written on them.
Prerequisite Learning: Nouns
THE LESSON:
Introductory Activity -- Give each student a worksheet (with word bank). Students are to fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from the word bank.
Activity 1: Nouns, Nouns, Nouns
Step 1: Explain that nouns are people, places, or things.
Step 2: Give each student a paper with the word "NOUNS" at the top (with three labeled columns: people, places, and things). Also give them the slips of paper with nouns on them.
Step 3: Have the students paste the nouns under the proper column. Encourage cooperation.
Activity 2: Silly Sentences
Step 1: Give students a worksheet with 10 sentences with blanks where nouns belong.
Step 2: Have the students fill in each blank with a noun -- remind them of what nouns are. Encourage silly sentences.
Step 3: Each student will share one sentence with the class.
Challenge (Extension) Activity:
Using newspapers cut out more nouns to add to the noun chart.
Have students make up their own sentences with blanks where nouns belong for the class to fill out later. (Can possibly be used as an evaluation tool.)
Evaluation:
Students will fill in at least 8 out of 10 words correctly on the cloze worksheet with a word bank.
Students will correctly place at least 10 out of 12 nouns in their proper categories.
Students will use correct nouns in at least 9 out of 10 sentences on the second worksheet.
Checklist:
Were all students successful and on-task?
What went well about the lesson?
What didn't go well?
What will I do differently next time?


Worksheets:

FAMILIAR SAYINGS...
1. Jack and Jill went up the __________.

2. Beauty and the __________.

3. Humpty Dumpty sat on a __________.

4. Jack and the __________.

5. Aladdin and the magic __________.

6. The three little __________.

7. The gingerbread __________.

8. The big bad __________.

9. Cinderella had a __________ slipper.

10. Green eggs and __________.

WORD BANK:

Wolf Pigs
Hill Beast
Lamp Wall
Ham Beanstalk
Man Glass


Silly Sentences

1. The __________ climbed over the mountain.

2. I went to my friend's __________.

3. The doctor listened to my __________.

4. My mom told me to clean my __________.

5. I rode the bus to the __________.

6. The __________ blew in the wind.

7. The __________ was fun to read.

8. The __________ swam in the sea.

9. I gave the __________ to Suzy.

10. The __________ jumped into the pond.