During the past 9 weeks I have been working very hard to create and redesign curriculum that effectively teaches students how to write a complete sentence as part of the requirements in one of my master’s courses. I began the process by identifying the five parts needed to make a complete sentence.Today we focused our attention on nouns. We learned that a noun, or naming word as we sometimes call it in 1st grade, refers to a person, place or thing. With the help of this new poster hanging in our room hopefully we won’t forget what a noun is anytime soon.
We began by making three large lists on the board of examples for each type of noun. Then students got to draw and write two examples for each type of noun in their book.