ELA 3: All About Nouns

Where would we be without nouns? Well, for one thing, we'd have an awfully tough time talking about 'nouns.' Since the word is...you know...a noun.

3rd GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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That’s right…they’re all nouns.

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A noun is word that represents a person, place, or thing. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]

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Let’s look at this sentence, “Julie took her dog, George, for a walk in the park, where

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he chased after a ball.”

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What are the people, places, or things in this sentence? [The sentence is written out]

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Well, there’s Julie.

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Her dog, George.

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The park.

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And the ball. [The nouns are highlighted]

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And…possibly a couple of skinned kneecaps, too, depending on how tightly Julie was holding [Julie being dragged along by her dog]

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onto George’s leash…

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So yeah…those are all nouns. [Julie flying in the air behind her dog]

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Easy enough, right?

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There are also different flavors of nouns… [Ice cream stall with '32 noun flavors written on it]

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…like proper nouns, which are people’s names or the names of places, like Paris. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]

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There are concrete nouns, which describe things you can see and touch, like a bottle. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]

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Okay, maybe don’t touch that bottle. [The bottle explodes]

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There are abstract nouns, which describe feelings and things you can’t see or touch, such [Smiling man appears]

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as happiness or sadness.

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And there are collective nouns, which refer to a group of something, such as audience [Crowd of people dancing]

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or army. [Soldiers marching]

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Whenever we’re reading or writing, nouns help us to identify characters, feelings, [Girl writing in a class]

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groups of things, and more.

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They can also help us to calm our pet dog when he’s out of control… [Julie waving a dog treat with 'noun' written on it]