We have been doing a bunch of activities on Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives lately. Nothing complicated, just sorting words into different categories and talking about why the words are in the different categories. And as always I like to do a number of activities on the subject to make sure my daughter is understanding everything. I recently did a small post on our home-made Verb and Noun folder, my daughter enjoyed it so we expanded a bit on that idea and made a similar one using the lovely Star words from Twinkl.
I downloaded the Verb, Adverb, Noun and Adjective sorting activity (platinum) and we have been using their huge collection of words to practice sorting into categories. We started off by just revising our Nouns and Verbs.
My daughter managed this really nicely, she keeps telling herself “Verbs are action words” that seems to help her. She liked the idea of sticking the words down and making her own folder and you can never have enough folders (well that appears to be our new home motto at the moment). We used the A4 headings which are part of a Twinkl display banner pack (platinum).
We did each one on a piece of A4 card and then stuck the two together to make a little folder.
We have a lovely children’s book called Dangerous! (affiliate link). It is a great book to read while the kids are learning about Nouns and Adjectives as it contains lots of fun examples. It is a story about a mole who likes to label things (Nouns) and then one day the mole stumbles onto somthing and he is not sure what the object is, so he starts to label it in an attempt to figure out what the objects is ( lots of great adjectives are used). My kids love it and it really explained adjectives in a way that both my kids understood, even my youngest.
So after re-reading this book together and talking about moles different labels my daughter had a go at doing an Adjectives page for her folder.
And although I was not planning on introducing Adverbs just yet she asked – ” If Adjectives are the words that describe nouns what are words called that describe Verbs ?” So we had a look at some Adverbs also.
I really like the way this turned out and big bonus for us is that it is very easy to pack away and take it out when we want to revisit the concepts again.
Links for the Dangerous Book – UK based readers – Dangerous!
US based readers – Dangerous!
Great stuff, mine have lost interest in writing at the moment:-( When we looked at this we used the Montessori grammar farm concept using post its to label features as appropriate. There are lots of lovely ideas and applications on the internet. I am going to try again with my daughter but use a Percy the Park Keeper theme ( we love him too) the cut outs from Twinkl might be useful.
Thanks for the tip off about Twinkl we have been using the site for a while now and there always seems to be something useful.