Last week, I worked with a young teacher who was having a difficult
time helping her second-grade students understand nouns. The
problem was the students couldn’t categorize nouns by type. Most of
the students had some understand that a noun is a person, place or
thing. But few of them could distinguish between common, proper and
possessive nouns. To help solve this problem, the teacher uses
to create an interactive game on the computer. It
takes only minutes to enter the more than enough content for a
limitless number of games.
The game is like a concentration matching puzzle game. The students
flip over two “cards.” They can make a match if they have a noun
and it’s correct type. They can even make the game more or less
challenging by selecting a smaller or larger number of “cards.”
They get many more problems in a single game than in a worksheet
and the nature of the game makes the problems much less onerous,
even though there are more of them. And they can play many games
because the “cards” are mixed up differently each time!
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of Nouns Activities.