Although students may not know the definition of collective noun, they are familiar with a number of these words. Common collective nouns include board, jury, audience, and majority. Less well known are pride (of lions), colony (of penguins), and warren (of rabbits).
As students expand their vocabularies, they need to become familiar with collective nouns and their meanings. Not only do unusual collective nouns enrich student language, but many of them, such as pride and board, have multiple meanings, and knowing the meaning in the collective-noun context gives students more word power.