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Mrs.

Flanagan
Seventh Grade- English
Norwell Middle School
TEACHER NOTES
Introduction Task Procedure Resources

Evaluation

INTRODUCTION

Conclusion

Ever dream of living somewhere special? Ever think of


creating a town of your own? What would your ideal town
look like? Who would live there? Would there be a mayor?
What type of buildings and businesses would be in your
town? In this webquest you will have the opportunity to
create your own town. But, whats a town without a
NOUN? You will need plenty of those for your own town.
WAIT!!! You dont know what a noun is . No worries.
This webquest will help you learn all about the different
types of nouns. Get started now to learn all about nouns
and to create your special town.

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TASK
What is a noun? What are some of the types of nouns? You should
be able to answer these questions at the end of your WebQuest.
You will learn about all types of nouns. You will be using this
information to create your perfect town. In order to create the
town, you will need to do a bit of research about nouns.
First define what a noun is using the websites provided. Next, you
will have to research a bit on the various types of nouns, for in your
creation of a town you will need to use specific nouns. Remember
your notes on the graphic organizer must be legible.
You will be guided to several websites to help you learn all about
nouns. You will also review with a few quizzes to make sure you
understand what you have written in your notes.
Once you have filled in your graphic organizer, taken the quiz, and
received approval from me, you will proceed to CREATE your poster
of your perfect town.
You will be given two class days for the WebQuest (steps one-four).
The poster will be due one week from today.
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PROCEDURE
There are several steps to complete this webquest.
Make sure you have a graphic organizer to start your research. See
Mrs. Flanagan for this.
Follow the checklist below to make sure you have completed each step of
the quest.
To find the information needed for your research press CTRL and click
on each word in the resource section. This will lead you to the website
needed for your graphic organizer.

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RESOURCES
Step

Activity

WEBSITES/RESOURCES
( hit CTRL and click on each word)
If you need a password for BRAINPOP,
raise a hand a teacher will help.

ONE

Define a noun. Identify the


following: an abstract noun, a
concrete noun, a common noun a
proper noun and a compound
noun.
WRITE NOTES ON YOUR
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER.

NOUNS
MORE NOUNS
COMMON AND PROPERWHAT's THE DIFF?
NOUNS VIDEO
COMPOUND NOUNS

TWO

THREE

FOUR

What is a plural noun? How do


you make a noun plural?
Find and write down the rules
and exceptions on YOUR
GRAPHIC ORGANIZER.
Find the definition of a
collective noun. Write down a
few examples. Try to make up
one of your own.
USE YOUR GRAPHIC
ORGANIZER.
Quizzes
Try at least two of these online
quizzes or activities. You can use
your notes if necessary. Write
down the activities you choose to
do and the score you receive.

PLURAL NOUNS RULES

COLLECTIVE NOUNS
COLLECTIVE ANIMAL
GROUPS

BALLOON NOUNS
COMMON PROPER QUIZ
COMMON PROPER QUIZ
TWO
NOUN PRACTICE
KNOW YOUR NOUNS
BRAIN POP QUIZ

SHOW MRS. FLANAGAN YOUR


COMPLETED GRAPHIC
ORGANIZER. IF YOU HAVE
APPROVAL MOVE TO STEP
FIVE.

FIVE

Project
YOUR POSTER WILL NEED THE
FOLLOWING TYPES OF NOUNS:

Now, that you know what a noun


is, you are ready to create your
own NOUN TOWN.
You will use a poster 11x17 size
paper. You will be creative. No
clipart; this is YOUR town. Use
words and pictures to
demonstrate your perfect town.
What will the streets be called?
What stores will be in your
town? Who lives in your town?
Use nouns to describe your town.
CREATE A POSTER OF YOUR
TOWN USING YOUR
KNOWLEDGE OF NOUNS.
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FIVE 5 PROPER NOUNS


FIVE 5 COMMON NOUNS
FIVE 5 COMPOUND NOUNS
FIVE 5 PLURAL NOUNS
FIVE 5 SINGULAR NOUNS
TEN 10 CONCRETE NOUNS
THREE 3 ABSTRACT NOUNS
ONE 1 COLLECTIVE NOUN
COLOR CODE EACH TYPE OF
NOUN AND PROVIDE A KEY FOR
YOUR NOUN TYPES.
DO NOT TRY TO MIX NOUNS.
FOR EXAMPLE BOY IS A COMMON
NOUN, BUT ALSO SINGULAR.
YOU MUST USE IT AS EITHER
SINGULAR OR COMMON NOT
BOTH.
YOU MAY HAVE MORE THAN
THE SUGGGESTED AMOUNTOF
NOUNS ON YOUR POSTER.

Evaluation
REQUIREMENTS
Student successfully filled out his/her
graphic organizer. All definitions were
completed. All rules were filled out. The
organizer was legible. The teacher
reviewed the organizer and approved it.
Student completed and noted two quizzes
taken online,
Student created a NOUN TOWN POSTER.
Student used 11X17 paper and followed all
directions in the project section of the
webquest. All nouns were labeled and noted
correctly.
Students poster was creative. He or she
used bright colors, and pictures in creating
his or her town. Labels, keys and color
coding are clear and legible.
Student used many more nouns than
required and each were used correctly,
color coded and included in the key.

Potential Points
student may receive
30

20
30

20

EXTRA POINTS UP
TO 5

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Conclusion

WOW! You did it.


Nouns are an important part of speech. Your NOUN TOWN shows just how
often the many different nouns you learned about are used in our daily lives.
Just think how interesting your nouns will be become when we learn more about
ADJECTIVES. Coming soon
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TEACHER NOTES

Teachers A graphic organizer follows. The webquest asks students to


participate in finding out information about nouns and taking notes. The
organizer can be used as an online notetaking tool or something that is
printed for students to use as they research. It can be used for all your
classes or just as a modification for students that would have difficulty taking
their own notes. The organizer follows the steps of the quest and students
should be able to fill in the blanks where applicable by reading the sites
information.
Note: Some of the websites used require membership ( Brain Pop, Quia). You
can have students access these activities through the link here and use a
trial version of the programs.

DEFINITION OF A NOUN A NOUN IS A ____________________,


_______________________________, __________________________, OR
AN _________________________________.
AN ABSTRACT NOUN IS
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________.
AN EXAMPLE OF AN ABSTRACT NOUN IS ___________________________.
A CONCRETE NOUN IS _________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________.
AN EXAMPLE OF A CONCRETE NOUN IS ____________________________.

A COMMON NOUN IS
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________.
EXAMPLES OF COMMON NOUNS ARE (3)
___________________,____________________, and ________________.
A PROPER NOUN IS
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________.
EXAMPLES OF PROPER NOUNS ARE (3)
___________________________, __________________________, and
______________________________________
A COMPOUND NOUN IS
______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________

DRAW A PICTURE OF A COMPOUND NOUN AND LABEL IT IN THIS BOX.

A SINGULAR NOUN IS
_________________________________________________________. AN
EXAMPLE OF A SINGULAR NOUN IS ______________________________.
A PLURAL NOUN IS
______________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________.

AN EXAMPLE OF A PLURAL NOUN IS _____________________________.

WOW!!!
THERE ARE LOTS OF RULES TO MAKE SINGULAR NOUNS PLURAL.
SEE IF YOU CAN FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE CORRECT WORDS AS
YOU FIND THESE RULES THROUGH YOUR WEBQEUST.
RULE ONE- To change the singular form of a word to its plural form,
we usually add a ___________ to the ______________ of the word.
RULE TWO- If the singular form of the word ends in s, ss,
_____, zz or ____ or ______ then add _______ to the _______ of the
word to change it to its plural form.
RULE THREE- If the singular form of the word ends in y and the
preceding ( letter that comes before the y) is a _________________, then
to change it to its plural form, add an _____ to the end of the word.
GIVE AN EXAMPLE OTHER THAN BOY. _________________.
RULE FOUR - If the singular form of the word ends in y and the
preceding ( letter that comes before the y) is a
____________________________________________________, then replace the y
with i and add ________ to the _______ of the word to change it to
its ______________________ form.
Think of an example of this rule other than baby.
_________________________________________________________.

RULE FIVE If the singular form of the word ends with the letter o
and its preceding letter is a ________________________, add _____ to the
end of the word to change it to its plural form.
RULE SIX If the singular form of the word ends with the letter o
and its preceding letter is a ________________________, then to change it
to its plural form add _______ to the end of the word.
HINT!!!

EXAMPLE ____________________________________.

RULE SEVEN If the singular form of the noun ends in fe or


______, then to change it to its plural form, replace ______ with
_______.
Can you think of another example that rhymes with knife?
___________________________________________________________________
YIKES!!! NOW THE EXCEPTIONS!!!!
Some words _______________ their spelling when changing from
singular to plural form. Can you think of a few examples? Here are
some hints.

Write down your examples.

A collective noun is
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
Write down a few collective nouns you found in your search. ________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

Good for you. You finished the


organizer. Now take a few quizzes. You should take at least two. Be sure you write
down the activities/quizzes you take and record your scores.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE READY TO HAVE YOUR ORGANIZER


REVIEWED BY THE TEACHER. BRING IT TO A TEACHER FOR APPROVAL
BEFORE BEGINNING STEP FIVE.