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Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

February 20th 2011 00:36
Common and Proper Nouns

The following four lessons introduce children to, and give them the opportunity to consolidate knowledge about, common and proper nouns.

(The lessons may be particularly helpful for Year Three students who will be sitting the Naplan Test later in the year.)

common and proper nouns teaching
Tutor Notes for Common and Proper Nouns


Print the above image and use with Lessons 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Common and Proper Nouns.

Printing Instructions

Tutor Notes for Common and Proper Nouns:

Studying common and proper nouns doesn’t seem a topic for a Phonic Blog but in these days of integrated lessons we can include the lesson under Reading for a Purpose.

I have written the lessons for a Year Three student (WA) who will be sitting the Naplan Test this year. I am including them in my blog because they may be helpful for other students at this stage of development.

It is good to isolate teaching points so the children can study and gain a good understanding of them, and then confidently integrate them back into their written work.
(Intentional teaching)

Before the children work Lesson One explain what nouns are, especially common and proper nouns.

A simple definition: a common noun names people, places and objects.
eg boy, girl, car, day, year, season etc.
Look at a paragraph from a reading book or a library book and ask the children to find the common nouns. Write them on the board or a chart, leaving room next to each one for a proper noun to be written next to it.

A simple way to explain a proper noun is to say it is the NAME of a common noun.
Write a proper noun next to each common noun written on the board or chart.
eg boy – Karl, girl – Anne, car – Ford etc

Look around the room and find proper nouns on charts eg days of the week, months of the year, name of the seasons.

Lesson One:
Consolidate the above discussion by working the children through each point in Lesson One.
At the end of these discussions the children should be confident in their knowledge of common nouns and proper nouns.

Lesson Two:
Make sure the children understand what is required to work this page and then let them work with minimal help.

Lesson Three:
1. Work question 1, and mark.
2. Let the children work question 2, only giving help when needed.
NB: how each child answers this question will be an indicator of how well he/she understands about
proper nouns. If a child is still struggling she/he will need to go back to the discussions had before
Lesson One and then work through the lessons again.

Lesson Four:
Treat this lesson as a test.
Make sure each child knows what to do.
Give no help until the lesson is complete.
After marking, teach at the point of error.

An important conclusion to these lessons is to let the children know you now expect them, in all their writing, to write proper nouns with capital letters. Praise them when they do.




common and proper nouns worksheet lesson
Lesson 1 - Common and Proper Nouns

Print the above image and use with the Tutor Notes and Lessons 2, 3 and 4 on Common and Proper Nouns.

Printing Instructions

Name: Date: .

1. A common noun names people, places and objects.

2. A proper noun is the NAME of a person, a place or an object and
ALWAYS begins with a capital letter.

Study the following lists of nouns:

common nouns Proper Nouns
boy

girl

month of the year

day of the week

town

city

restaurant

car

school

dress shop

book
Thomas

Joanne

September

Thursday

Busselton

Sydney

Steak House

Holden

Mount Flinders Primary School

The House of Style

Mary and John Travel to Mars


Note - (discuss the following with your tutor):

1. Look again at the name of the school.
Notice that its name has four words and each word begins with a capital
letter.

2. Look again at the name of the dress shop.
All the words have a capital letter except the small word ‘of’.

3. Look again at the name of the book.
All the words have a capital letter except the small words ‘and’ and ‘to’.

Turn to page 2



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Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

February 25th 2011 01:06
Common and Proper Nouns

The following lesson is Lesson 2 in a series of four lessons that introduce and consolidate the learning and understanding of common and proper nouns.

(The lessons may be particularly helpful for Year Three students who will be sitting the Naplan Test later in the year.)

common and proper nouns worksheet lesson
Lesson 2 - Common and Proper Nouns


Print the above image and use with the Tutor Notes and Lessons 1, 3 and 4 on common and proper nouns.

Printing Instructions




Name: Date: .

1. Read the following paragraph:

Graham ran home from school. He knew his dog, Rover, would be waiting

eagerly at the gate, ready for their walk to Central Beach.

Look at the underlined words and write them in the correct column.

common nouns Proper Nouns

2. Read the following text:

Rose and Ben came to a town at last, having walked all the way along the

railway line.

“I wonder where we are,” Ben mumbled.

They looked around at the old buildings.

“I think it must be Wangamine, the ghost town,” Rose replied.

“Let’s do some exploring.”

They ran down a deserted street and rubbed the dust off a dilapidated sign.

It read, ‘Gold Road’.

Look at the underlined words and write them in the correct column in the
following table.

common nouns Proper Nouns
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Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

March 2nd 2011 11:18
Common and Proper Nouns

The following lesson is Lesson 3 in a series of four lessons that introduce and consolidate the learning and understanding of common and proper nouns.

(The lessons may be particularly helpful for Year Three students who will be sitting the Naplan Test later in the year.)

common and proper nouns worksheet lesson
Lesson 3 - Common and Proper Nouns

Print the above image and use with the Tutor Notes and Lessons 1, 2 and 4 on common and proper nouns.

Printing Instructions



Name: Date: .

1. Name each common noun with a proper noun.

common nouns Proper Nouns
town
lady
month
day
street
shop
toy
girl
boy
car
puppy
country
river

2. In the following sentences the proper nouns have been written without a
capital letters.
Your task is to find the proper nouns and give each one a capital letter.

(a) Sarah jones took her favourite horse, mandy, to mount hunting for the
local horse show.

(b) On wednesday mr williams will accompany his daughter josephine, when
she to goes to royal perth hospital to visit her friend candice.

(c) Kate and joshua brown have booked tickets to visit bali in november.


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Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

March 7th 2011 00:25
Common and Proper Nouns

The following lesson is Lesson 4 in a series of four lessons that introduce and consolidate the learning and understanding of common and proper nouns.

(The lessons may be particularly helpful for Year Three students who will be sitting the Naplan Test later in the year.)

common and proper nouns worksheet lesson
Lesson 4 - Common and Proper Nouns

Print the above image and use with the Tutor Notes and Lessons 1, 2 and 3 on common and proper nouns.

Printing Instructions



Shade the bubbles to show which words should begin with a capital letter because they are proper nouns.

1. It’s emma’s turn to tell news on friday.
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2. “Where are we going?”
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“We’re going to have dinner at a restaurant called the red crab.”
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3. Aunty donna and uncle sam live in jersey street, adelaide.
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4. “Hurry up,” luke shouted. “We’ll be late for the show.”
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“What are we going to see?” maisie asked.
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“ The boy who flew over the volcano,” luke replied.
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5. “Our car is a holden commodore,” john informed jarrad.
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6. Adam’s cousin, mark, came to visit.
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“Which school do you go to?’ mark asked.
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“I attend zambier primary school,” adam replied.
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7. Phoebe’s parents gave her a kitten for her birthday.
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“Thank you. Thank you,” she said giving each of them a hug.
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“I’m going to call her goldie."
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