Build a strong foundation for your middle school students’ understanding of sentence structure and the nouns, verbs, and other parts of speech in a sentence. Use this nouns presentation to review the types of nouns and their functions in sentences with your classes using examples from an engaging ancient Egypt theme.
Begin with a one page pre-assessment to find out what your 5th, 6th, or 7th-grade students remember from the elementary standards for nouns and noun usage.
★ Presentation includes questions and activities to foster engagement and student participation.
★ Detailed Teacher Guide pages provide support (definitions, examples, or discussion questions) for each slide.
★ Pre-assessment allows you to track and document student growth or differentiate instruction.
★ PDF file format is easy to use on any computer.
✔ What is a noun?
✔ Common and proper nouns
✔ Choosing the best specific noun in writing
✔ Concrete and abstract nouns
✔ Using concrete and abstract nouns to understand and write metaphors
✔ Singular, plural, and collective nouns
✔ Spelling patterns for irregular plural nouns
✔ Subject-verb agreement with collective nouns
✔ What is a noun phrase?
✔ Predicate noun
✔ Direct object
✔ Indirect object
✔ Object of a preposition
✔ Appositive and appositive phrase
✔ Basic sentence diagramming with nouns
Make one copy per student of the Nouns and Noun Jobs pre-assessment (pg. 25 in Teacher Guide) if desired.
Before the lesson, preview the presentation file and Teacher Guide.
How to Use this Nouns Presentation
Use this PDF slideshow as you would any interactive Nouns PowerPoint lesson that you project on your whiteboard with prompts for students to answer or discuss. To aid navigation, Slide 2 is a Contents page with hyperlinks to each section of the presentation. You can use this feature if you are teaching with the presentation over multiple class periods and need to quickly resume at the next section.
A Teacher Guide provides additional background information and questions to elaborate on the ideas in the presentation. You may want to print a copy of the Teacher Guide or have it open on a tablet for reference during the presentation.
This presentation coordinates with my Parts of Speech Interactive Notebook. If you purchase this presentation as part of the Parts of Speech Bundle, use the Nouns slideshow with the Types of Nouns and the Noun Jobs foldable graphic organizers.
For some teaching strategies to make your grammar instruction stick with students, see this post on Why We Reteach Parts of Speech every year.