Nouns Nouns name something. Nouns name people, places, things, and ideas. –Person:woman –Place:school –Thing:book –Idea:Love
Different Kinds of Nouns There are 2 different kinds of nouns. Common Nouns name general things and groups of things. Proper Nouns name particular people, places or things. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
Common Proper dog Spot girl Ashley road Chambers St. book Peter Pan restaurant McDonalds man Sam school McSweeny
Try It! Underline the proper nouns in each sentence. 1.We saw a white tiger at the Columbus Zoo. 2.Tigers live in Asia. 3.Black leopards are found in the Far East. 4.The Ringling Brothers Circus has lions and tigers. 5.Ziggy, the zookeeper, feeds the big cats. 6.Aunt Sue said that tigers are bigger than lions. ______________ ____ ________ __________________________ _____ ________
Practice Read the story below. Underline the common nouns. My name is Lara. I am a tiger from Russia. The zoo where I was born sent me to my new home in California. At first I was homesick, but now I like San Diego. I can smell the Pacific Ocean when I wake up. ________ ____ ________
Proofread Read the paragraph below. Underline with three lines letters that need to be capitalized. We went to the zoo in florida on saturday. We saw six elephants and two giraffes. I liked the zebra named zig zag. My brother like the birds the best. There was a parrot named bill. I love going to the zoo. ______ ______ ______ ______ ______