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Common, Proper, Concrete & Abstract. Write a paragraph about your first week at Anderson. Write it as if you were writing to a friend your age who has.

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1 Common, Proper, Concrete & Abstract

2 Write a paragraph about your first week at Anderson. Write it as if you were writing to a friend your age who has never been here. Include emotions, sensory imagery, descriptions, and figurative language. How did you feel about being a freshman? Were you lost? What did you think of your teachers, classes, and peers? This paragraph should be 4-5 good sentences and take up approximately half a page. Use complete words and appropriate language.

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4 mom My mom loves to cook. teacher My teacher is so funny. blockshorse trombone

5 Mom Hey, Mom, can you pick me up? Ms. Raymond Ms. Raymond is so funny. The Beatles University of Texas Lamborghini

6 Underline the words used as nouns in the following paragraph. Identify the nouns using P for proper nouns and C for common nouns. (1)My favorite part of school is lunch. Yesterday, Deanna forgot her wallet in her car so she (2) had to buy lunch from the cafeteria. She had meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Mr. Jack, (3)a really nice lunch server, gave her an extra cookie, so she was pretty happy. Anderson (4)has a good lunch, but I wanted Whataburger. I hopped in my Jeep and drove to get a (5)patty melt. It was delicious! And don’t worry, I didn’t forget the fancy ketchup!

7 Underline the words used as nouns in the following paragraph. Identify the nouns using P for proper nouns and C for common nouns. (1)My favorite part of school is lunch. Yesterday, Deanna forgot her wallet in her car so she (2) had to buy lunch from the cafeteria. She had meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Mr. Jack, (3)a really nice lunch server, gave her an extra cookie, so she was pretty content. Anderson (4)has a good lunch, but I wanted Whataburger. I hopped in my Jeep and drove to get a (5)patty melt. It was delicious! And don’t worry, I didn’t forget the fancy ketchup! How many proper nouns did you find? How many common nouns? How many proper nouns did you find? How many common nouns?

8 music video (and foxes) backpack Troy the Trojan

9 love days (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) & holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

10 Switch with a partner and read their entry Underline all common nouns Circle all proper nouns and make sure they are CAPITALIZED Return journals to owner Look at the nouns identified and write down: THREE abstract nouns THREE concrete nouns If you do not have three of either, add in a sentence with one Ex. “I was full of PANIC when I walked through the doors.” (abstract) Ex. “MS. RAYMOND instantly became my favorite teacher.” (concrete)


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