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Prayer

The best preparation for


tomorrow is doing your
best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

NOUNS

Definition
A NOUN is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an
idea.

thing

perso
n

?
idea

place

IDEA?
Why cant we identify the idea in this picture?
Ideas are
thoughts and
cannot be seen.
Examples of
ideas include
happiness, joy,
pain, and
fairness.

What ideas might this person have?

Kinds of Nouns
There are two basic kinds of nouns:
1.
2.

Common
Proper

Common Nouns
A COMMON NOUN names a general person, place, thing, or
idea. It does not refer to something specific.

shoe

cat
house

Proper Nouns
A PROPER NOUN names a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
It refers to a NAME of a noun.

Nik
e

Feli
x
White House

Concrete & Abstract Nouns


In addition to common and proper
nouns, there are also CONCRETE and
ABSTRACT nouns.

Hatsconcrete
noun

Loveabstract
noun

CONCRETE NOUNS
CONCRETE NOUNS are nouns that you
can see, hear, touch, smell, or taste.

Abstract NOUNS
ABSTRACT NOUNS are nouns that you
cannot see, hear, touch, smell, or taste. They
are ideas, qualities, and feelings that cannot
be seen or touched.
RESPONSIBILITY
FAIRNESS
JUSTICE

Testing Your Knowledge


What is a noun?

a person, place, thing, or idea

What is a concrete noun?

a noun that can be seen, touched, heard, tasted, or


smelled

What is a abstract noun?

a noun that cannot be seen, touched, heard, tasted, or


felt. They are ideas, qualities, and feelings that cannot be
seen or smelled

What is a proper noun?

A noun that names a specific person, place, thing, or idea

What is a common noun?

A noun that names a general person, place, thing, or idea.

Classify these Nouns:


bike
plan
et
desk
CONCRETE

sciss
ors
Jupite
r
justic
e
bike
planet
desk

judge
dollar
Christi
an
COMMON
scissors
judge
dollar

ABSTRACT

justice
friendship

snow
city

sno
w
city
Isla
m
Jupiter
Christian
Islam

Roaring Spring
Pennsylvania
friendship
PROPER

Roaring Spring
Pennsylvania

Check
your
chart:
COMMON
CONCRETE

bike
planet
desk

scissors
judge
dollar

ABSTRACT

justice
friendship

PROPER

snow
city

Jupiter
Christian
Islam

Roaring Spring
Pennsylvania

Quiz
IDENTIFY THE NOUNS IN EACH SENTENCE. THEN CLASSIFY
IT AS CC (COMMON CONCRETE), CA (COMMON ABSTRACT), PC
(PROPER CONCRETE), OR PA (PROPER ABSTRACT).

Ex. The children play with their toys.


An: The children play with their toys.
toys

cc

cc

1. Skylar rides the bus to Spring Cove Middle


School.
2. Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims around the
world.

3. Mrs. Maugles students have great respect for her.

4. Students have a barrel of fun in Miss McElhattens


class.
5. Write a sentence using a common concrete and a
proper concrete noun. Underline each of the nouns and
label them accordingly.
6. Write a sentence using a common concrete and a
common abstract noun. Underline each of the nouns
and label them accordingly.

Assignment:
Compose a short story (at least 1 to 2 paragraphs) and
underline the nouns used in your story.

Thank you for listening