Noun Clauses Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

This lesson plan reviews clauses and teaches students to identify and use noun clauses. The plan includes a video, a game, and reading and writing activities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify noun clauses.
  • Understand the function of noun clauses in a sentence.


  • Approximately one hour

Curriculum Standards


Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.


  • Access to video lesson What is a Clause? and accompanying worksheet
  • Timer
  • Copies of a brief article or piece of literature that is relevant to your current curriculum
  • Two colors of highlighters/markers/colored pencils
  • Brief fill-in-the-blank paragraph with missing nouns in a variety of roles

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