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1 Introduction to Common and Proper Nouns THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE PERSONS, PLACES AND THINGS …

2 A noun names …

3 What are a few of your favorite people, places, and things? Make Your own list. My Favorite PeopleMy Favorite PlacesMy Favorite Things

4 A noun that names any person, place or thing is called a common noun. A noun that names a particular person, place or thing is called a proper noun. Proper nouns are always capitalized. Which nouns above are common nouns? Which nouns are proper nouns?

5 Challenge: Take a look at your list of favorite people, places, and things. Circle all of the proper nouns on your list. Do they all begin with capital letters?

6 Mega-challenge: Switch lists with a friend. Write common nouns to accompany all of the proper nouns on your friends list. (Example- If your friend wrote McDonalds, you write restaurant beside it.

7 Help! This page from a biography has seven missing capital letters. Please re-write the article correctly! Polar Explorer Matthew Henson was born in maryland in When he was a boy, Henson worked on a ship. Years later an explorer named robert peary hired Henson as an assistant. In 1909 the two men traveled northward on the artic ocean. Their goal was to reach the north pole. Click here to see correct- ions.

8 Polar Explorer Matthew Henson was born in Maryland in When he was a boy, Henson worked on a ship. Years later an explorer named Robert Peary hired Henson as an assistant. In 1909 the two men traveled northward on the Arctic Ocean. Their goal was to reach the North Pole.


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