J.D Davis, Year One
Gayfield – Addie Newcomer
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Improv, focus, listening; review of nouns, the ability to distinguish between common and proper nouns
ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELAGSE2L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Large (soft) playground ball; Open space for a circle
Game is played in a circle. The leader stands in the center, holding a throw-able ball, something like a playground ball or beach ball that would not hurt if someone got hit with it.
The leader gives out a category of any kind, and it is the group’s job to respond with items in that category if the leader throws the ball to them. They must respond before the ball gets to them. They throw it back to the leader, and the leader continues.
To review common and proper nouns, give students broad categories like “common nouns” or “proper nouns” for the first rounds, then get more specific with categories like, “jobs,” “places you like to go,” or, “items outside this room.”