Kids will love learning all about the different kinds of nouns with this common and proper nouns lesson plan. This printable includes a fun interactive notebook activity where kids cut and paste their responses underneath each flap. They will sort the common and proper nouns.
It will be especially wonderful for ESL learners who are just working on their sentence structure correctly while identifying nouns and verbs.
Proper and common nouns activities
Common nouns are words that refer to a general person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are the opposite of common nouns. They refer to specific people, places, and things.
A proper noun is the name of a person (e.g., John), place (e.g., London), or thing (e.g., car).
A common noun is something that can be found in many different places and doesn’t have a specific name (e.g., tree).
Common nouns are words that name general things. Examples:
Proper nouns are words that name specific things. Examples:
-Golden Gate Bridge
Common and proper nouns activity
This printable activity is perfect for students who are just learning all about common and proper nouns. This printable is a great way to get them sorting the differences between the two nouns.
It’s an easy activity to set up, just print the one page activity, have the students sort the words into the correct headings and glue the apples (where the grey line is), onto their notebooks.
This will make an apple flap.
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How do you teach common and proper nouns?
Common nouns are words that refer to a general or generic item. Proper nouns are the names of specific people, places, or things.
Nouns can be classified as common or proper based on their function in a sentence.
A common noun is a word that refers to a general or generic item.
A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing.
Common and proper nouns are important for different reasons: for example, you can’t have an adjective without an accompanying noun!
Teaching students all about these differences is a great way to learn about nouns and verbs.
Using activities such as these are a great idea to help them remember these grammar concepts too.
Common and Proper Nouns Lesson Plan
You can print this activity on A4 paper and give a copy to each student.
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