Goudie- Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will differentiate between common and proper nouns.
Students will differentiate between singular and plural nouns.
Students will be able spell words that end in -s and -es
ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELAGSE2SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
- Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
TA2.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. a. Participate as audience. b. Demonstrate appropriate theatre etiquette.
ELA / Theatre
Open classroom space
The PAIR specialist started by introducing Cat-Ball by asking students to name “Animals in a Zoo” and “Places to Eat”, encouraging students to think quickly and throw the ball back respectfully. Students were arranged in rows, so the PAIR specialist had to walk around to make sure each child got a turn. After each turn, students would sit back in their chairs.
PAIR specialist reminded the class about the difference between common and proper nouns. PAIR specialist split the class in half and assigned one category to each half. Played one round with each. Then switch. Then we focused on plural words.
PAIR specialist would say a plural word out loud and students would pass the ball one at a time and say the next letter to spell the word out loud. PAIR specialist would alternate between words that end in -s and -es. Cat-Ball would snake around the room so each student could have a turn.
The space of the classroom limited the effectiveness of this activity. Students who weren’t having their “turn” would lose interest very easily. If we were to do this activity again, I would look for a space that students could all sit down together.