Grammar

Common and Proper Nouns

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

Grammar

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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.

Activities

Common and proper nouns

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Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders. 

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