Common and Proper Nouns Objectives Content Students will be able to identify common and proper nouns. Language Students will be able to use common nouns and proper nouns in a sentence. Common Nouns A word that names ANY person, place, or thing. Rule: We do not capitalize common nouns - unless they are at the beginning of the sentence. Examples of common nouns • house • cat • river Proper Nouns Proper nouns are words that name a PARTICULAR person, place, thing, event, or idea. Rule: We always capitalize proper nouns. Examples of proper nouns • New York • Shaq • Super Bowl Use your white boards to fill in the blanks to the following sentences with a common or proper noun. Remember to capitalize the proper nouns. 1. The ____ is flying very high in the sky. 2. Have you ever visited the _____ of ______? 3. The ____ attacked the man. 4. The snake likes to crawl on ______. 5. This is the fattest ____ I have ever seen. 6. This little _______ sure likes to sing. 7. All of these students go to school at ____ ____. 8. ____ and ____ were January’s students of the month. 9. This ____ likes to play games with the sheep. 10. _______ is ready for the big race. Closure What is the difference between a common noun and a proper noun?