Collective Nouns Unit with Video: Collective, Common, & Proper 2nd Grade


Subject: English Language Arts
Grade Levels: 2nd
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Printables
File Type: PDF
File Size: 15 MB
Number of Pages: 37
Answer Key: Yes
Teaching Duration: 1 Week


This Collective Nouns Unit meets 2nd Grade Language standards. The unit both teaches collective nouns and reviews common and proper nouns.

This unit includes everyone you need to teach, practice, and assess students’ understanding of these types of nouns – including a video lesson. For a preview of the video, click here.

This resource includes:

– Suggested Unit Plan
– 5 Minute Video Lesson
– Noun Sort Activity
– Student Anchor Charts
– Printable Pieces for a Class Anchor Chart
– Nouns Lists for common, proper, & collective nouns (They can be glued in student notebooks for reference.)
– Collective Nouns Worksheet
– 2 Color By Noun Activity Pages
– 3 Sets of Collective Nouns Puzzles (to be printed)
– Noun Review Worksheet (Formative Assessment)
– Noun Sort Worksheet (Formative Assessment)
– 2 Noun Tests (Summative Assessment)
– Answer Key

The unit includes activities for five days of lessons, plus additional activities for centers or spiral review. An example of how to use the unit is written below:

Teaching Nouns

First, teachers introduce nouns with a hands-on activity.

Students then watch a 5 minute video lesson (included) about common, proper, and collective nouns.

At the end of the video, students complete an Anchor Chart/note sheet on the types of nouns.

Practicing Nouns

Next, students practice collective nouns. Teachers read a mentor text to the class (titles are suggested but not included). Next, they fill in phrases with the correct collective noun on a worksheet.

Students also practice identifying common, proper, and collective nouns by completing a Color By Noun page. Two different pages are included – one is more advanced, including words that are not nouns. Teachers can either use these are differentiation or save the second page for a later spiral review of the concepts.

Collective Noun puzzles are included. Teachers can use these are individual or group practice or as a center activity.


Finally, teachers can assess students’ understanding of the types of nouns. Two formative assessments are included: a noun sort and a multiple choice worksheet. Teachers can use these assessments to determine what, if any, reteaching needs to occur.

Two versions of the summative test are also included, so that students can be reassessed if needed.

A product preview can be downloaded here.


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