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Title - Capitalization-Proper Nouns and Adjectives

Multiple Intelligences Instruction and Activities


By - Abby Volmer
Primary Subject - Language Arts
Grade Level - 5-7

Verbal/Linguistic
Instruction

1. Rally Toss (paper wads) -- Partners toss a paper wad, taking turns telling what
they already know about nouns/ adjectives -- and then common/proper nouns and
adjectives.

Center Activity

2. Create a poem or story using the common and proper nouns listed.
Logical/Mathematical
Instruction

1. Find My Rule -- Do this after Rally Toss. Give several examples and non-
examples of capitalizing proper nouns and adjectives. Students work with team to
find rules.

Center Activity

2. Look at the business section of a phone book. Choose and write a 5 proper
nouns and 5 proper adjectives. Create and complete a chart that categorizes and
labels the proper nouns or adjectives. Give example sentences of each.
Visual/Spatial
Center Activity

1. Use gel pens to create attractive capital and lower case bubble letters. Using the
proper/common adjectives/nouns provided, write them and explain why you chose
to capitalize or not.
Musical/Rhythmic
Instruction

1. Same as bodily/kinesthetic but students then put common and proper nouns into
order to create a rhythm

Center Activity

2. Listen and follow the lyrics to the song specified on a C.D. The proper
nouns/adjectives will not be capitalized. Choose 10 proper nouns/adjectives. List
and tell why you think they are proper and not common
Bodily/Kinesthetic
Instruction

1. Students clap (common) or stomp (proper) to identify type of noun/adjective

Center Activity
2. Using the list of common/proper adjectives, choose 10 that you believe to be
proper nouns/adjectives and act them out in a game of charades.

Naturalist
Center Activity

1. Using the plant and animal guides provided, choose 5 proper nouns and 5 proper
adjectives. Explain why they are proper and not common nouns or adjectives
Interpersonal
Instruction

1. Traveling heads together on guided practice (students # 1-4 -- teacher calls


number after team decides answer and that number travels to another team to
answer question

Center Activity

2. Create a team presentation that will explain to the rest of the class the
differences between common and proper noun/adjectives
Intrapersonal
Instruction

1. Think, pair, share on guided practice

Center Activity

2. Any of the above activities done on your own