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Common and Proper Nouns
All nouns even if they are collective or compound--can be classified as either common nouns or proper nouns.
A common noun: names any one of a class of people, places, or things, ...general. not capitalized except at the beginning of a sentence or in a title.
A proper noun: names a specific person, place, or thing. Always capitalized.
Identify Common and Proper Nouns.
Part I: Copy each of the following nouns into your journal. Place a C after each common noun and a P after each proper noun. Then for each common noun write a corresponding proper noun. For each proper noun write a corresponding common noun.
Example: A.) city: city-C Ashland Kia-P car
3. Los Angeles
5. Suzanne Collins
9. Michael Jordon
Part II: Choose 4 words from the list above and write a sentence for each word. Underline the word you chose. Be sure to write in (ink/cursive) for penmanship points. Be sure to capitalize when appropriate and punctuate.
Part III: Write the sentences below in ink and cursive. Then label "com" above each common noun and "prop" above each proper noun.
Com com com prop com
My stepfather bought me blue slacks, a red jacket, and a Starbucks when we went to the mall.
1. Uncle Lloyd, Aunt June, and I went to a movie.
2. The Cubs won the first game of the season.
3. Jaime received a good grade on his paper about Albert Einstein.
4. May we have a picnic at Lincoln Park this weekend?
How would you feel if someone changed their name for convenience? ...if someone else changed your name without permission? What does your name mean to you? Discuss the importance of a name.
Notes: A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
(things can be living or nonliving things: bumblebee, petunia, motorcycle, notebook)
Nouns are naming words. They help people name what they are thinking or talking about.
Part 1- Concrete & Abstract Nouns (Basic Review)
Example: Concrete: magazine, article, fans, teacher (person, place, thing)
Abstract: friendship, obedience, liberty, justice (idea, emotion, feeling)
Print (pencil) the sentences below. Underline the nouns. Label each one concrete or abstract.
Rewrite the corrected sentences in cursive and ink for penmanship.
1. Obedience is an important quality in a dog.
2. Abraham Lincoln was known for his honesty.
Part 2 - Collective Nouns: A few nouns name groups of people or things. A pack, for example, is "a group of dogs or other animals that travel together." These nouns are called collective nouns.
Examples: club, troop, herd, army, troop, orchestra, committee, class, team, group
Directions: Read the pairs of
nouns. Each pair includes one collective noun. Write the collective noun then use it in a sentence. *remember your capitalization and punctuation, Cursive & Ink.
Example: herd - A herd of elephants stomped through the jungle.
1.vegetable, radio, family
2. jury, sailboat, happiness
3.freedom, squad, plant
4. crew, skyscraper, elephant
5. finger, assembly, newspaper
Carefully I hung the decorations. Tradition is important, I reminded myself as I...
Write the flawed sentences. Correct the spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
1. Steve waked up at fiv-thirty in the morning to watch the son rise and to paint the view?
2. He thinked that there will be something peaceful about early morning!
3. he needed to use her time wisely, because in a few ours there was people out walkin and cars startin to move?
4. He noticed that the yellow, and orange from the sun is lined with pink hues.
7th THEME: What I Am, What I Want to Be Unit 1
Daily Language Skills -1 Diagnostic Review
Label the parts of speech in the following sentences. Leave space between the lines for the labels. (article, noun, pronoun, verb, helping verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, preposition)
4. The purple book will be the one we use in our class.
Tapping the nail against the edge of the window, I quietly tried to scrape the seal and plan my...
It was a dark, clear night. The heaven and stars shone brightly in the sky. One star shone more brightly than the others, one that I had to follow. This is a journey that must...