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Grammar through Writing Nouns
What do these words have in common? BoyGirlManWoman TeacherStudentPrincipalCook BrotherSisterCousinUncle AcrobatNurseLawyerclown
What do these words have in common? Swampbeachstreetcity St. LouisEl PasoDenverBoise United StatesIrelandMissouriTibet New ZealandIdahoMontanaOregon
What do these words have in common? HouseFenceGrassDoor MirrorLampToothbrushWatch SoapDishBookDesk ShoePencilBuckettelephone
What do these words have in common? HappinessSadnessFearAnger TruthJusticeHonestyBeauty PrideLoyaltyLoveHate JealousyEnvyCouragepeace
What do all the words have in common? They are all NOUNS! What is a noun? A NOUN is a word that names a PERSON, PLACE or THING. Nouns can name things we can touch, taste, see, hear, feel and smell. These are called CONCRETE NOUNS. Nouns also name things we cannot touch, taste, see, hear, or smell. These are ABSTRACT NOUNS.
Writing Activity 1: Complete the following pattern with abstract and concrete nouns. In the first blank put an abstract noun; in the second blank put a concrete noun that tells something about the abstract noun. EX: I cant see love, but I can see a wedding ring. I cant see chaos, but I can see a tornado. I cant see happiness, but I can see a smile. I cant hear anger, but I can hear yelling. I cant hear peace, but I can hear silence.
Your turn: I cant see joy, but I can see ________. I cant hear sadness, but I can hear _______. I cant hear victory, but I can hear _______. I cant see innocence, but I can see ________. I cant see peace, but I can see _______. I cant see beauty, but I can see ________.
Now, compare the emotion to an animal: If anger were an animal, it would be a tiger. If anger were an animal, it would be a ______. If fear were an animal, it would be a _______. If playfulness were an animal, it would be a ______. If loyalty were an animal, it would be a ______. If beauty were an animal, it would be a ______. If boredom were an animal, is would be a ________. If speed were an animal, it would be a _______. If determination were an animal, it would be a _______. If bravery were an animal, it would be a _________. If loneliness were an animal, it would be a _________.
Complete the following pattern with an abstract noun and an –ing phrase. FEAR is going into the basement alone at night. FEAR is seeing a pit bull charging at you. FEAR is singing a song to a room full of strangers. FEAR is admitting that you broke the window. Now you try with other emotions.
What do these words have in common? AnimalCountryGameFood MovieBookGroupBuilding PlantCityperson
What do these words have in common? BullfrogOak treeStar WarsGeorge Washington SeattleChicagoMonopolyEmpire State Building TacosThe BeatlesAustraliaWhere the Wild Things Are
CONCRETE NOUNS come in 2 flavors: GENERAL AND SPECIFIC Think of three SPECIFIC NOUNS for each GENERAL NOUN: EXAMPLE: GeneralSpecific Musicrock n roll, jazz, country Birdowl, hummingbird, cardinal dogcollie, Chihuahua, Boxer Expressionfrown, grin, smirk
Your turn: City Country Book Person Weather Clothing Game Plant Author
COMMON and PROPER NOUNS Proper nouns are capitalized, common are not. We capitalize nouns when: They refer to specific people: Tom, Mary, the Smiths, Dr. Einstein, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Cadwell, Uncle James, Aunt Ellen, William Shakespeare. They refer to the days of the week, months, and holidays: Sunday, October, Christmas. They refer to specific places that have names: Miami, Tennessee, the Missouri River, the Pacific Ocean, Main Street, the Teton Mountains, the Washington Monument, Franklin State Park, Sweden, Italy
Proper nouns cont. They refer to people from other countries: Germans, Japanese, Italians, Tibetans, Americans. They refer to periods in history: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Victorian Era. They refer to titles of books, plays, articles, or movies (articles and prepositions are usually not capitalized): Where the Wild Things Are, The Wind in the Willows, Hamlet, Reading Books Is Good for Your Brains, Star Wars.
Proper nouns cont. They refer to specific teams or organizations: the St. Louis Cardinals, the Green Party, the National Council of Teachers of English. They refer to schools or businesses: The University of Texas at El Paso, Apple Computer, Smith Elementary School. They refer to regions of the United States: Southwest, Midwest, Northeast.