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English: Friday, November 1, 2013 1.Handouts: * Grammar #10 (Nouns: Collective) 2.Homework: * Grammar #10 (Nouns: Collective) * Have a blessed All Saints Day! * Study for Grammar Test #3, Nouns The test is Tuesday, Nov. 5, over Grammar #8 - 11 3. Assignments due: * Grammar #9 (Nouns: Singular and Plural) * Did you have a happy Halloween?
Lesson Goal: Learn about collective nouns and finish sharing your Folk Lore pieces. Outcomes: Be able to... 1.Define “collective noun” and provide an example of a collective noun. 2.Explain what’s special about collective nouns when using them with verbs. 3.State the two-fold rule that’s applied for using verbs correctly with collective nouns. 4.Identify collective nouns within sentences. 5.Apply the correct verb form (singular or plural) for collective nouns in any given sentence.
Starter #1 Tuesday we learned to distinguish between singular and plural nouns. We said that: A singular noun is.... one person, place, or thing A plural noun is... more than one person, place, or thing How do we form a plural noun? That is, how do we change a singular noun to a plural noun? by adding “s” or “es” Sometimes, however, we need to apply special rules. Those rules will be stated for you at the top of today’s handout. Let’s examine those rules together....
Starter #2 continued Forming Plural Nouns Nouns ending with... To form plural... Example: s, z, -zz, ch, sh, x Add –es church, churches o preceded by a vowel Add –s patio, patios o preceded by a consonant Usually add –es echo, echoes Sometimes add –s piano, pianos y preceded by a vowel Add –s monkey, monkeys y preceded by a consonant Usually change y to i fly, flies and add –es f or fe Usually chance f to v knife, knives and add es Sometimes add –s earmuff, earmuffs
Starter #2 Today we are going to learn how to deal with words that name a group of people or a group of things. What term do we use to describe that type of noun? collective nouns Special rules apply to collective nouns when using them in sentences: They can take either a singular verb or a plural verb. So how do you know when to use a singular verb and when to use a plural verb? * Make the verb singular when the group acts as a single unit. * Make the verb plural when each member of the group acts separately or individually. For example: The crowd was excited by the close game. That’s like saying... It was... You wouldn’t say “It were...” The crowd were pushing one another to get through the gate. That’s like saying... They were... You wouldn’t say, “They was...”
Starter #3 Let’s take a time-out from our grammar activity and see who has not had a chance to read his/her Folk Lore story. After everyone has read, we will vote on the best folk lore piece presented in this class. Please take out your sheets for evaluating Folk Lore pieces....