Grammar

Common and Proper Nouns

Nouns, Common nouns, Proper nouns, Handwriting practice, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA 2nd Grade

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

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overview

A noun is a person, place, or thing. A common noun names a generic person, animal, place, or thing. A proper noun names a specific person, animal, place, or thing. A proper noun always starts with a capital letter.

Download our Common and Proper Nouns activity below. 
This activity asks children to sort the common nouns and proper nouns. What do these nouns mean? What tells you when the words are common nouns? What tells you when the words are proper nouns? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.B Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.

EXAMPLEs

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  Common Nouns: hat, school, cookie
Proper Noun: November, Italy, Oreo

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deep dive

In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language. 

Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation. 



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