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Common and Proper Nouns
� Identify common and proper nouns � Capitalize nouns correctly � Write a paragraph, using common and proper nouns.
� Holiday, � Name city, and person a particular holiday, city and person.
� Each important word that is part of a proper noun (not words like of) must begin with a capital letter. � Examples: � united states of america � lake of the woods � red river of the north
� When you talk or write about persons, places, things in general, you use a common noun. �Scientists work hard. They come from many countries. � When you talk or write about a particular person, place or thing, you use a proper noun. �Marie Curie was a scientist. She came from Poland.
Common and Proper Nouns Common Nouns Proper Nouns street North Driver Hudson River city Vancouver building White House state Maryland law Bill of Rights continent Asia author Emily Dickinson ocean Arctic Ocean holiday Fourth of July mountain Mt. Mc. Kinley month November lake Great Salt Lake day Monday
� Notice every proper noun begins with a capital letter. � When a proper noun is made up of more than one word, only the important words begin with a capital letter. � Do NOT capitalize words such as: � the, of, or for
� Which words are proper nouns and should be capitalized? � Which words are common nouns? 1. august 5. italy 2. creek 6. students 3. book 7. san diego 4. face 8. game
�A common noun names any person place or thing. � A proper noun manes a particular person, place, or thing. � Begin each important word in a proper noun with a capital letter. � Name Game � Call out a noun. Challenge: name as many proper nouns as you can in 30 seconds. Time. Count them and record the score. Follow with each category. � Note: each word you called out names a person, place, or thing. Those are called common nouns. � Each specific place is a proper noun.
� Write each pair of nouns. � Capitalize the proper nouns. 1. united states-country 2. president-thomas jefferson 3. statue of liberty- monument 4. author- louisa may alcott 5. avenue of the americas-avenue 6. building-empire sate building
� 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. List the common nouns and the proper nouns in each of the following sentences on your own piece of paper. Maria Tallchief is a famous ballerina. This dancer has performed in New York and Paris. Tallchief has received the Indian Achievement Award. Marian Anderson is best known for singing opera. Anderson was the first black singer to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. This singer received honors from several countries. Amelia Earhart flew across the Atlantic Ocean. This pilot was the first woman to cross the ocean alone. Her last flight was over the Pacific Ocean.
� Write a paragraph about a person who travels. � This person may be someone you know or someone you have never met. � Use common and proper nouns in your paragraph. � Be sure that you capitalize correctly. � This is due Friday, March 28 th. We will share them in class.
� Complete these three pages + the paragraph writing. � Do not make the travel poster on page 36. � Everything is due Friday, October 3 rd.