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COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives

Course Description: This course was constructed to teach first graders the
difference between nouns, verbs and adjectives. Students will learn about the
different parts of speech and will be able to identify and give examples of
each.

Course Learning Objectives:


After

this course students will be able to:


Identify nouns
Categorize nouns into person, place or thing
Identify verbs
Identify adjectives
Provide examples of nouns
Illustrate examples of verbs
Provide examples of adjectives

Professional Standards:
Georgia Performance:
ELAGSE1L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of
standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
c. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic
sentences(e.g., He hops; We hop).
f. Use frequently occurring adjectives.
ELAGSE1L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of
standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when
writing.

ISTE Standards:

1. Creativity and innovation Students demonstrate creative


thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products
and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or
processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
issues
d. Identify trends and forecast possibilities
2. Communication and collaboration Students use digital media
and environments to communicate and work collaboratively,
including at a distance, to support individual learning and
contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others
employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging
with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve
problems
3. Research and information fluency Students apply digital tools
to gather, evaluate, and use information.
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use
information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on
the appropriateness to specific tasks

Course Activities: Students will be required to complete a variety of


activities, some will be completed online, while others will be completed and
turned in during class. Through these multi-media activities, students will be
introduced to and able to practice nouns, verbs and adjectives. Detailed
information and links to each activity will be displayed in the Modules below.
Course Assignments:
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MODULE 1: Nouns Day 1


o Review the resources on nouns.

http://www.teachertube.com/video/that039s-a-noun-sing-along-hdversion-370511

http://www.teachertube.com/video/noun-video-130887
o Look around the room and locate at least 10 nouns. Take photos of
each noun with your iPad.
o The teacher will have a checklist to monitor student activity.
o Create an Animoto presentation using your iPad and the photos
you just took. Watch the Animoto screencast to learn how to use
Animoto: https://youtu.be/et8Nabfy9HU

MODULE 2: Verbs
o Listen and act along with the video to learn about verbs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ineCCpqpZrM
o Practice identifying nouns and verbs while playing this interactive
game. http://www.abcya.com/nouns_and_verbs.htm
o Write a story about your favorite day. Your story should be at least
5 sentences long. When you are finished writing your story,
underline the verbs in the sentences.
o Turn in your work to the assignment folder in the classroom.

MODULE 3: Adjectives
o Read along with the story Many Luscious Lollipops.
https://youtu.be/WAA18NRSG8U
o Click on the following link and play the adjectives game to practice
using adjectives.
o Choose 10 adjectives and draw a picture using those adjectives.
o Label the picture with the adjectives that you illustrated.
o Write a paragraph explaining your picture using selected
adjectives.
MODULE 4: Putting it all Together
o Student will complete the following MadLibs http://www.projectlabyrinth.com/MadLibs/MadLib.php?
mid=145620015449
o After completed, print the completed Madlibs and turn in printed
copy in the classroom folder for final assessment.

Course Evaluation (grading components and grading system/scale)


Assignment
Points
Module 1
25
Module 2
25
Module 3
25
Module 4
25
*Late assignments will be accepted with an automatic 10 point deduction
of final grade.
90 -100 points = A
80-89 = B
70-79 = C
< 70 = F
*A letter grade of C is required to pass this course.

Instructor and student interaction expectations:


As a student, I will:
Always try to do my best work. Be respectful to my classmates. Complete my
own work, and respect copyright laws. Turn in assignments on time to the best of
my ablility. Believe that I can and will learn. Spend at least 15 minutes each day
studying or reading at home. Talk with my parents each day about my school
activities.
As a teacher, I will:
Show respect for each student. Maximize learning time Provide a safe and
comfortable environment that's conducive to learning. Provide feedback in a
timely manner. Help each child grow to his or her fullest potential. Provide
meaningful and appropriate homework activities. Provide relevant resources to
support learning. Provide student with clear expectations. Use special activities
in the classroom to make learning enjoyable. Demonstrate professional behavior
and a positive attitude.
Now, hand in hand, we will work together to carry out this contract.
Teacher Signature:______________________________ Date: _______________
Student Signature:______________________________ Date:_______________

Learner Guidance and Relevant Resources:

Nouns Resources: http://www.teachertube.com/video/that039s-anoun-sing-along-hd-version-370511

http://www.teachertube.com/video/noun-video130887
Verb Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=ineCCpqpZrM
http://www.abcya.com/nouns_and_verbs.htm
Adjectives Resources: https://youtu.be/WAA18NRSG8U
Animoto How To: https://youtu.be/et8Nabfy9HU
Madlibs link: http://www.projectlabyrinth.com/MadLibs/MadLib.php?
mid=145620015449

Policies Concerning Academic Honesty:


Academic honesty is fundamental to our community. The schoolwork that you
turn in, must be your own work. You may not copy others work on quizzes,
homework or other activities assigned to you in class. For students that break
these rules, the teacher will assign appropriate consequences, with a possible
failure of this course.

Teacher Contact Information:


Name: Diana Weeks
Email Address: dianamweeks@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 912-713-0153
I will be meeting with you daily for this course. Please keep in contact with me
if you have any questions. If you need me after school hours, please call or
email at the above contact information.

I look forward to working with you on this course.