-- tell the students: a fun activity might
be to have the students look around their
classroom, and write down everything they
see. Have each student read one or more of
their items out loud - most of these will
be nouns. Next, have the students organize
these nouns into categories of "people,
places, or things."
(Ex. desk, chair, teacher, Sam, pencil, book,
Proper nouns are nouns
that name a certain place, like New York City,
or a certain person, like Abraham Lincoln.
Proper nouns begin with a capital letter.
of Proper Nouns:
Dr. John Smith
Pronouns are words that
can take the place of nouns. When talking
about yourself, you would say "me"
or "I" instead of your own name.
Examples of pronouns:
Heidi called Kyle to ask Kyle if Kyle could
meet Heidi at the park.
(This sentence doesn't make sense - no pronouns.)
Heidi called Kyle to ask him if he could meet
her at the park.
(Substitutes the pronouns him and he for Kyle,
and her for Heidi.)
and Plural Nouns
Singular nouns are nouns
that name one person, one place or one thing.
Plural nouns are nouns
that name more than one person, place, or
To change most nouns
from singular to plural, add the letter s.
But for nouns that end in s, ss, ch, sh,
or x, add -es to show more
Some plural nouns have
to be spelled in a new way:
Write these example sentences on the board.
Then have students try to identify the nouns,
as well as tell what type of noun it is.
Bill and Bob drove their car to Chicago. They
(Bill, Bob, Chicago - singular, proper nouns.
They - pronoun)
Disneyland, in California, is her favorite
place to visit.
(Disneyland, California = singular, proper
She lives near the Atlantic Ocean.
(She = singular, pronoun. Atlantic Ocean =
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