Middle years and up
language about language
- To identify noun groups and their components in any piece of text.
- In this lesson we explore the elements that make up a nominal or noun group, using the language of systemic functional grammar: focus, pointer, number, describer, classifier, thing, qualifier. We do this by highlighting noun groups in a variety of fiction and non-fiction snippets, and writing our own variations. Noun groups can become very complex once you start encountering long qualifiers with their own nested noun groups, so this is a lesson that is best led by a teacher who can facilitate discussion and answer questions.