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Plurals Quiz
Plurals Quiz
Game
Plurals Quiz
Teach your child the concept of plural words with this game. Pick which picture shows singular or plural!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Game
Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
Lesson Plan
Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Working Words
Working Words
Workbook
Working Words
Words are all around. Each one has a name all its own. There are words for positions, words that connect, words for you, me and it! This workbook practices some of the shortest but important ones.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
More Than One
More Than One
Lesson Plan
More Than One
Let’s get reading and writing! In this lesson, students learn to form and recognize regular plural nouns. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Students will work with counting collections to write sentences about the objects they count.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Worksheet
Fill in the Blanks Story: Beach
Little storytellers, take a trip to the beach with this fill-in-the-blanks story! Your young writer will practice her parts of speech to finish the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Common or Proper Noun?
Get into Grammar: Common or Proper Noun?
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Common or Proper Noun?
Here's a worksheet that helps kids sort out the difference between common and proper nouns.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nouns
Nouns
Guided Lesson
Nouns
Understanding the function of nouns is a crucial part of reading and writing fluency. This guided lesson focuses on the types of nouns kids are most likely to come across in third grade texts. Designed by our curriculum experts, the lesson provides grammar instruction and examples to support learning. For more practice, see the nouns worksheets recommended to go along with this lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Collective Noun Farm
Collective Noun Farm
Lesson Plan
Collective Noun Farm
What has a herd of cows, a float of crocodiles, and everything in between? This quirky reading lesson, that's what. Your students will love learning about collective nouns through music, literature, writing, and arts and crafts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Special Plural Nouns
Special Plural Nouns
Worksheet
Special Plural Nouns
Help your first grader learn special plurals like men and geese by having her practice writing their plural forms.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
Exercise
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 1
The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and other proper nouns deserve correct capitalization — and this exercise will help kids remember the rules.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Sentences: Start to Finish
Sentences: Start to Finish
Workbook
Sentences: Start to Finish
This set of worksheets covers the basics of building a sentence, from the capital letter to the dot in a question mark. Colorful pages lead the way!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Proper Noun Town
Proper Noun Town
Lesson Plan
Proper Noun Town
Knowing when to capitalize can be confusing. This lesson serves as a review on which types of nouns require a capital letter. Students will love designing their own towns while learning about the distinction between common and proper nouns.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Plural Nouns
All About Plural Nouns
Lesson Plan
All About Plural Nouns
This lesson plan is a great introduction to recognizing and forming plural nouns for your kindergarten ELs. This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the More Than One Nouns lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Information from Multiple Sources
Information from Multiple Sources
Lesson Plan
Information from Multiple Sources
Use this lesson to help your ELs quickly find information on a specific topic by looking for a noun and its pronouns in a nonfiction text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Ecosystems Explained.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Plural Noun Practice
Plural Noun Practice
Lesson Plan
Plural Noun Practice
This lesson gives young explorers a chance to find plural nouns around the classroom and use them to build sentences. It nourishes students' creative sides while helping them learn.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Find the Nouns
Find the Nouns
Worksheet
Find the Nouns
Practice parts of speech the fun way, with some Halloween nouns. Students must find and underline all the nouns in these spooky sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
Lesson Plan
A Search for Spring Nouns and Adjectives
Spring is in the air...and on paper! In this spring lesson plan, students will read spring-themed sentences in search of nouns and adjectives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Abstract Nouns
Abstract Nouns
Worksheet
Abstract Nouns
Nouns can be people, places or things, but what about nouns that you can't see or touch? Help your little one master her abstract nouns with this fun series.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Wow Words
Wow Words
Workbook
Wow Words
The more exposure kids get to words the stronger their ability to describe their world and to read! This book focuses on adjectives and throws in adverbs for challenge work at the end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Common and Proper Noun Scavenger Hunt
Common and Proper Noun Scavenger Hunt
Lesson Plan
Common and Proper Noun Scavenger Hunt
Students will take part in a scavenger hunt as they look around the school for common and proper nouns.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identifying Abstract Nouns
Identifying Abstract Nouns
Worksheet
Identifying Abstract Nouns
This worksheet provides 10 sentences with abstract nouns. Students will read each sentence and circle any abstract nouns they identify.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Singular Nouns to Plural Nouns
Singular Nouns to Plural Nouns
Worksheet
Singular Nouns to Plural Nouns
Kids can practice changing singular nouns to plural nouns that end with s or es.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Changing Up The Y
Changing Up The Y
Lesson Plan
Changing Up The Y
What happens when you make the plural form of nouns that end with “y?” It depends. Help students learn the two rules for these plural nouns in this engaging lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Cafe
Sentence Cafe
Lesson Plan
Sentence Cafe
It’s time to make sentences! At the Sentence Cafe, words come together to build stories. Get ready to learn about different parts of speech such as conjunctions, possessive pronouns, articles, and more in this hands-on lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Nouns

Common nouns aren’t just the ones you see every day -- it’s just the name for nouns that aren’t proper, like cities or titles. Learn how to write and use common nouns with our materials. We’ve got lots to help your student understand grammar and parts of speech, from worksheets and drills to games and activities, to lesson plans and articles for the adults.
One of the first elements of english that students will learn about is the noun. It is a necessary part of a complete sentence and represents the subject the sentence is about. Nouns themselves come in two categories, common and proper.

A noun refers to a person, place, animal, thing, or idea. While proper nouns describe a specific instance of a noun, common nouns refer to general items. While articles can be used to refer to a specific instance of a common noun, it is typically not a proper noun unless it is named. For example:
CommonProper
teacherMrs. Stevenson
dogRover
restaurantApplebee's
cityCleveland
oceanAtlantic Ocean
While proper nouns are always capitalized, common nouns are only capitalized when they begin a sentence. Common nouns must fall into at least one of the following categories:
  • Abstract noun - things you cannot see or touch.
  • Collective noun - groups
  • Compound noun - nouns made up of more than one word
  • Concrete noun - things you can see or touch
  • Countable noun - things with singular and plural forms
  • Non-countable noun - things that cannot be counted
  • Gender-specific noun - things which are definitely male or female
  • Verbal noun - nouns that represent actions
Teachers can use a variety of games and exercises to help students understand which nouns are common and which are proper. A simple way to help students distinguish between common and proper nouns is to ask, “Can there be more than one of these?” If the answer is yes, it is most likely a common noun. Using the resources provided above by Education.com may help teachers work with students and teach this concept.