1. Topic-
Reviewing Nouns Using Interactive Notebooks
2. Content-
The Eight Specific Types of Nouns:
1. Concrete
2. Non-Count
3. Count
4. Compound
5. Abstract
6. Common
7. Proper
8. Collective
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
* L7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

4. Objectives-
*1. After completing this lesson, the students will be able to recognize nouns, effectively use nouns, and produce a list of nouns. This will include more advanced concepts such as distinguishing between common, proper, abstract, and concrete nouns.

* 2. Students will utilize their interactive notebook to construct a "foldable" to help organize nouns into 8 major types.

5. Materials and Aids-
* individual interactive notebooks
* 8 strips of different colored construction paper
* scissors
* glue
* black marker
* copy of Literature novel "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"
* classifying nouns handout

* SmartBoard
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

* 1. Students will review the meaning on the word noun.

* 2. On the left side of the interactive notebook, the students will record a definition for the word "noun".
* 3. The students will then list the 4 general groups of nouns, providing a definition and example for each group of nouns.
* 4. The students will then begin breaking the 4 general groups of nouns into 8 specific types of nouns.
* 5. Each noun name will be placed on a specific strip of colored paper.

* 6. The strip of paper will be folded in half and glued (bottom half only) inside the interactive notebook- the RIGHT side.

* 7. On the top of the flap (that was created from gluing down the strip) the student will write a specific noun.

* 8. Under the flap of the noun the student will record the definition of the noun, with an example.

B. Development-

* 1. On the Smartboard will be the definition on count and non-count nouns.

* 2. The teacher will provide an example of the foldable to use as demonstration.

* 3. The group will add the sample word(s) under each category together to ensure the nouns listed are correct.

C. Practice-

* 1. Together the class will go through the list of noun on the board, categorizing each noun.

* 2. The students will place the nouns and their appropriate categories on the LEFT side of their interactive notebook.

* 3. Using the SmartBoard the students will complete a crossword puzzle on count and non-count nouns.

D. Independent Practice-

* 1. The students will practice locating and coming up with nouns from each category.

* 2. Using the provided worksheet and their Literature book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the students will find examples of each type of noun and record the noun along with the corresponding page number from the novel.

* 3. On the worksheet, the students must also come up with three of each specific category of nouns on their own.

* 4. The students will also be required to write the definition of each type of noun on the worksheet.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

* 1. For students with service plans, I will accommodate their individual work by reducing the number of items that need to be found from the novel.

* 2. Students will be encouraged to take the work one step-further and use one of each type of the nouns in a sentence.

F. Checking for understanding-

* 1. The teacher will check for understanding by monitoring the students during the lesson.

* 2. After completing the SmartBoard crossword, we will "push the "check answers" on the SmartBoard and compare our answers with the correct answers.

* 3. Individual worksheets will be collected and graded.

G. Closure-

* 1. At the close of the lesson, the teacher will review the 8 specific types of nouns and their meanings.
7. Evaluation-
* 1. After correcting the individual worksheets, the teacher will review any context that was a "trouble-spot" for any of the students.

* 2. Before each new lesson, the 8 specific types of nouns will be reviewed.

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