Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Freebie Winter Nouns

Happy Friday, everyone! What a short week back to school- only 2 days! Although I already feel tired. I guess that is what sleeping in for a week and a half will do to you  :)

I always feel like going back in January is such a struggle. It's cold out and everyone is tired from the holidays, and the days sort of drag on. So, I have been working on creating some fun winter lessons that I hope will keep the teachers and students engaged. :) And I have a freebie for you! Yay!

Nouns- I think every grade level works on this part of speech. And no matter how many times the kids learn about nouns, they still seem to get confused. Even many of my 4th graders need a refresher! So, I've created a whole unit dedicated to nouns- common and proper, singular and plural, and the "dreaded possessive nouns." Do you use an apostrophe s or just an apostrophe??!! It's always a tough skill. :(  


Noun Unit
The unit can be used in 1st through 4th grade- just adapt it to meet your needs. The 52 page unit has a polar bear and penguin theme for winter. Included are posters, graphic organizers, worksheets, story writing prompts, a class noun book activity, and a printable game.


Table of Contents
I usually start reviewing nouns by reading a favorite picture book and having students fill in a graphic organizer as I read to show what they already know. Today I am going to read The Hat by Jan Brett (she is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE authors) and have the students use this noun graphic organizer to fill in what they know as I read. I try to make it like a scavenger hunt competition- who can find the most nouns? I have a document camera in my classroom so I like to project the pages of the book up onto the board- that way students can hear me reading the book and can see the words too. That always helps my visual learners. If I was doing this lesson with younger grades, I would create a class graphic organizer together as I read the book. 

Click below to download the nouns freebie! It can be used with any book. :)
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The full nouns unit is available here in out Teachers Pay Teachers Store- 
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Please let me know how you like the freebie and any ideas you have.  The first 3 comments get the unit FREE!!  You have to be a follower and make sure to leave your email address!!

I love to hear your comments! Have a great weekend!

*Stacia :)

(I'm high-jacking Stacia's post!  Don't tell her.  Wait.  She'll probably know.  But we're BFFs and she loves me so she won't be too mad.  Hopefully. Anyway.  Guess what??  Stacia drew the clipart in this unit!!  Wait, what???  YES!   She DREW it!!  Isn't it the cutest!?!?  I just LOVE it, don't you??  If you do, tell her you love it!!  Give my cutie Stacia some love!! ~Amanda)

25 comments:

  1. Cute! Love the theme!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  3. What a cute unit! We love finding nouns!

    lisa_adams@gwinnett,k12,ga,us

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this! We are working on parts of speech!
    Sarah
    I Dream of First Grade

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    1. Will you send us your email address for your free unit? :O)

      collaborationcuties@gmail.com

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  5. Cute Unit! Goes perfect with out Polar Theme.
    RSmith281@comcast.net

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  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower- this freebie is so cute! (found it on Pinterest) I will definitely be using this in my literacy centers when we get back. Thanks a bunch!
    Aylin
    Learning to the Core

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    1. I'm so glad you can find it useful!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!!

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  7. This unit is adorable! Adding to my wishlist now!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! I think Stacia did awesome with her first attempt at clipart!! :O)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. You are right, all grade levels need review on nouns.
    Deb
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Deb!

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  9. I just bought the polar animal noun unit and I LOVE it! Keep up the good work!

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  10. I just bought the polar animal noun unit and I LOVE it! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks so much for your positive feedback! It means a lot!!

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  11. Hi amanda and stacia - first off awesome blog name! I just found you guys and am your newest follower. Love the polar bear noun page too - super cute. Can't wait to see what you will be up to in 2013. Happy to have new bloggy friends. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  12. It has almost brought around the vital provisions of prospects and ideas which are even said to be of utmost importance and value and surely this will further bring better results. grammatically correct sentences

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