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 Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||3rd Grade|
That’s right…they’re all nouns.
A noun is word that represents a person, place, or thing. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
Let’s look at this sentence, “Julie took her dog, George, for a walk in the park, where
he chased after a ball.”
What are the people, places, or things in this sentence? [The sentence is written out]
Well, there’s Julie.
Her dog, George.
And the ball. [The nouns are highlighted]
And…possibly a couple of skinned kneecaps, too, depending on how tightly Julie was holding [Julie being dragged along by her dog]
onto George’s leash…
So yeah…those are all nouns. [Julie flying in the air behind her dog]
Easy enough, right?
There are also different flavors of nouns… [Ice cream stall with '32 noun flavors written on it]
…like proper nouns, which are people’s names or the names of places, like Paris. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]
There are concrete nouns, which describe things you can see and touch, like a bottle. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
Okay, maybe don’t touch that bottle. [The bottle explodes]
There are abstract nouns, which describe feelings and things you can’t see or touch, such [Smiling man appears]
as happiness or sadness.
And there are collective nouns, which refer to a group of something, such as audience [Crowd of people dancing]
or army. [Soldiers marching]
Whenever we’re reading or writing, nouns help us to identify characters, feelings, [Girl writing in a class]
groups of things, and more.
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]