Thursday, November 24, 2011

Making Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives Meaningful!

Over the last three weeks, the students have been learning about nouns, verbs, and adjectives in class. They've been using various spelling patterns to write different nouns, verbs, and adjectives. They've been editing their sentences to add in more descriptive words. They've been learning about the importance of complete sentences and what a complete sentence includes.

This week, I thought it would be fun to review nouns, verbs, and adjectives by using different tools and different forms. I created six literacy centres, all of which are outlined in the Animoto slideshow below.

The students worked together to create media works, blog posts, and lists. They even tweeted their own sentences using the hashtag #nva2011 (inspired by George Couros' post on hashtags), and encouraged a conversation on grammar. Today, the students even replied to tweets from others about nouns, verbs, and adjectives: allowing them to read and write in a meaningful context.

I know now that all of the students understand nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and how to use them in their writing. I can't wait to see how their writing continues to improve as a result. For the parents out there, what did your children think of these activities? Which one did they enjoy the most and why? For the educators out there, have you ever done similar activities before? What were the results? I'd love to hear about your experiences too!


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