Noun games/activities

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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    I am trying to find something fun to do with nouns this week (whole class). The internet is making me angry as I keep getting online games.
    Does anyone have any fun games or activities for 5th graders????

    TIA
     
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  3. Samothrace

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    just nouns? the mad lib things are always funny. which could still be done with just nouns.
     
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    You could play the fly swatter game with them. Two groups, one representative from each. Put "nouns", "verbs", etc. on the board. Call out a word. Have them slap what it is.
     
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    Isn't it crazy that we're still teaching about nouns in 5th? And I'm sure the middle school and high school teachers are saying the same thing.
     
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    Luckily, they pretty much know their nouns. Pronouns- not so much. They also don't know verbs, adjectives and Lord help me- adverbs :banghead:




    I like the swatting idea. Maybe I will misspell some nouns or something. We are doing plural and possessive nouns this week.
     
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    i give them each a post it and have them write their names on it. then i have them put their post it on a noun in the room. after they finish, they have to write a sentence using their noun. then we present it to the class and the class has to find the noun in the sentence AND the post it. :) got them out of their seats and they enjoyed finding the weirdest things to put their post its on.

    LC
     
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    OOhh, I like this, too!
     
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    actually, i think i gave them 2 post its per student. :)

    they loved it!

    i also made a worksheet that said "i know my nouns" across the top of it and they had to find, in magazines, 5 pictures and 5words that are nouns and cut and paste them to the page. it was a fun assessment. :)


    have fun!
    LC
     
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    My 4th graders LOVE Mad Libs. If only we didn't have to do a little refresher every time we play on parts of speech.
     
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    Oh yeah! I teach high school (9th) and I just finished going over the eight parts of speech. They all acted like they had never heard of them before. I should just be doing a review, but it always turns into more. Why can't they remember?
     
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    I teach 7th and planned on spending maybe 2 weeks on nouns - here we are at week 4! I hate how much of my time gets eaten up on basic review!
    One game I play is to give small groups a picture (I usually use a laminated calendar page) - one per group, and give them X number of minutes to write down as many nouns as they can see in the picture. I make it a contest. We then go through each group's list talking about whether everything they wrote down qualifies as a noun. They really like this activity!
     
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    I can be so dumb sometimes....

    I have a "I have, Who has" game for plural nouns. :rollseyes: And, sadly, 2 of the cards were on my desk (they had to be relaminated because it was peeling). One of my kids saw it and went "OOh! Are we going to play the I have game with the nouns?" I said, "No, I don't have one for nouns." SHe says, "These pieces are for nouns."
    I felt dumb :lol:
    And, my desk is always neat, so it is not like I lost them. They have been in plain site for 2 weeks. I kept putting my tape dispenser on them because I didn't want to dig the other 30some cards out. I guess it is a good think I was lazy because I'd have never known.
     

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