4 The Noun! Nouns, nouns, nouns … where do we begin? The noun is the first of the eight parts of speech.Nouns can be used in different ways.They can be common or proper.They can be subjects of sentencesor direct objects, predicate nominatives,objects of prepositions, and indirectobjects. There are also nouns of address,objects of infinitives, and gerund nouns.Nouns, nouns, nouns… where do we begin?
5 Nouns name people, places, things, or ideas People: Mr. Johnson, mother, woman, MariaPlaces: city, home, Texas, CanadaThings: house, ring, shoe, table, desk, month, lightIdeas: grief, democracy, courage, obedience
6 Now it’s your turn . . . PEOPLE PLACES THINGS IDEAS You have ONE minute to write down as many nouns as possible and place them in the 4 categories below. GO!!!PEOPLEPLACESTHINGSIDEAS
7 Concrete & Abstract Nouns Concrete nouns can be touched.Abstract nouns (like love,bitterness, happiness, or joking)cannot be touched but are,nonetheless, still nouns becausethey name entities.Now, write down 5 Concreteand 5 Abstract Nouns.
8 Common & Proper Nouns Now it’s your turn. Write down 5 Common Nouns Nouns that begin with a CAPITOL LETTER are proper nouns. They have a specific name or title and refer to a particular person, place, thing, or idea.Common nouns do not begin with capital letters because they are less specific.Here is a comparison: Common nouns are country, language, mother, brother, teacher, pastor. Those same nouns as Proper nouns might be England, German, Mother Theresa, Sammy, Ms. Holstrom, Pastor Hill.Now it’s your turn.Write down 5 Common Nounsand then write down the Proper Noun for each.
9 Nouns of addressThis is a noun used to call upon a person for his or her attention. It can be the person's name or the name by which he or she is known. Here are some examples. Find the nouns.Cindy, why are you here?(Noun of direct address is Cindy)Mom, please help me.(Mom)I didn't understand, Judge, that I had to tell the truth.(Judge)Don't you dare leave this room, Kelly!(Kelly)
10 Nouns of direct address Nouns of direct address are "set off" by commas.If the noun of direct address comes at the beginning of the sentence, it is followed by a comma.If the noun of direct address is in the middle of the sentence, put commas before and after.If the noun of direct address is at the end of the sentence, put the comma before it.
11 Now . . . Let’s think a little about what we have learned. Turn to a clean sheet of paper . . .
12 Close your notebooks or turn over your sheet of notes and test yourself. You have 2 minutes to write down everything that you can remember about what you have learned today about NOUNS.
13 Now. . . Take a few minutes to review and look through your notes. You will have a Nouns quiz in a few minutes.
15 Noun QuizList the nouns in the following sentences. Mark “C” for common and “P” for proper.1. The mayor suggested that the boy clean up Wilmington Statue for his community service project.2. Two friends water-skied on Lake Erie.3. The twins, who are from the large city of Houston, are vacationing in Canada all next month.4. The teacher asked the student to report on the country of France.5. The address on the envelope clearly read Mexico.6. The witness's story was about a man fleeing from a building.7. The factory blew into a thousand pieces.8. Mary was so excited that she ran all the way home.9. The journal by Hemingway was found after his death.10. Tractors are good for farming and also for young boys and girls who want to practice their driving skills.
16 NOUN HOMEWORKIn a newspaper or magazine, find an article that interests you and is more than 10 sentences in length.Tape the article to a clean sheet of paper.With a RED pencil or pen, underline and number all the nouns in the article.On the paper, identify the type of noun it is.Due Tomorrow at the beginning of class.
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