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Common and Proper Nouns

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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?
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