Noun groups

Lesson
Noun groups
17 pages
Purpose
To identify noun groups and their components in any piece of text.
Description
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.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Universal, Grammar, Word groups, Nouns