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Noun Phrases

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chris doherty

on 30 September 2015

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Transcript of Noun Phrases

How can you improve these sentences?
Where are the noun phrases here?
She goes to the back door and steps outside. In the small backyard, smaller than she remembers, she feels the whipping breeze against her face. She looks out at the patch of spare ground where she used to play as a little girl, pounding a tennis ball against the outhouse wall.

More examples
It might just be a noun:

Our
friends
have just had a
baby
.

Or you might add an adjective:

Our
closest friends
have just had a
beautiful

baby
.

Where are the noun phrases here?

Our closest friends, who now live in Cirencester, have just had a beautiful baby boy called Oscar.
Noun Phrases
Built from a noun and the modifiers
Developing Ideas
Noun Phrases
In your books...
Create the opening paragraph from Chapter 3, using your knowledge of what has already happened.
Front Row:
Second Row:
Third Row:
Fourth Row:
'The small boy ran slowly'
'The woman smiled nicely'
'The car drove around the track quickly'
'The building shook in the wind'
Write your sentence on a post-it note
(the head word)
(anything that is related to it)
E.g.
The crazy dog, that ran around the garden chasing its tail, barked all day.
The noun (head word)
The
crazy

dog
,
that ran around the garden chasing its tail
, barked all day.
The modifiers (anything that is related to it)
She goes to the
back door
and steps outside. In the

small backyard, smaller than she remembers
, she feels the
whipping breeze
against her face. She looks out at the
patch of spare ground
where she used to play as a little girl, pounding a
tennis ball
against the
outhouse wall
.
Noun Phrases
Learning Intention:
1st October 2015
To develop our understanding of noun phrases and to improve them in our writing
SBS Skills:
*Noticing
*Imitating
Now look back at your opening for chapter 3
Task One
Task Two
Read your paragraph and underline each noun phrase.
Rewrite a new version of the paragraph, using improved noun phrases.
So, what did you learn in today's lesson?
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