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Collective Nouns Teaching Presentation

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 4

Teach your students to recognize and use collective nouns with a teaching presentation.

What are Collective Nouns? 

Collective nouns are nouns that name a group of objects, like a school of fish or a flock of birds. Many examples of collective nouns are used in everyday language, but others are difficult for young readers and writers to understand. We can help you with collective nouns lessons with a handy Collective Noun Slideshow.

This resource is best used as a teaching tool for helping students recognize collective nouns and maintain the subject-verb agreement. The students will match collective nouns to their groups and make the collective noun agree with the verb in a sentence. 

Looking for a List of Collective Nouns?

The following list of collective nouns is referenced in this editable teaching presentation.

  • Flock
  • Team
  • Swarm
  • Colony
  • Herd
  • Deck
  • Class
  • Set
  • Pack
  • Pride
  • Flamboyance
  • And more!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Language Arts lessons. 

In addition to direct instruction, this resource can also be used for remote learning assignments

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

  • Students can use visuals to help them recognize the collective nouns and work in pairs to make the collective noun agree with the verb in a sentence.
  • Additionally, provide access to previous assignments and posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Students can illustrate and write their sentences with examples of collective nouns. 
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for practice using a collective nouns worksheet or collective noun game.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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