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Nouns and Pronouns SPI: Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common and proper, singular, plurals, possessives) and pronouns (i.e., subject, object, possessive, and agreement) within context.
What is a noun? • A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
Intro to Nouns • Watch the Brainpop Video BrainPOP | Nouns Watch the Brainpop Jr. Video BrainPOP Jr. Search
Tell if the underlined word in each sentence is a noun. If so, tell if it names a person, place, thing, or idea. • The sky was a canvas of blues and whites. • My teacher was glad to see me this morning. • The team practices every night at 5:00 p.m. • How did the glass get broken? • The United States was founded in 1776. • My friend Janice lives next door to me. • The happiness of the group is very important.
Common and Proper Nouns • A COMMON NOUN names a general person, place, thing, or idea. Common nouns begin with a lowercase letter, unless found at the beginning of a sentence or part of a title. • A PROPER NOUN names a specific person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter.
Common and Proper Noun Examples Common NounsProper Nouns boy Timothy girl Sarah city Nashville game Monopoly company Nike country Japan school Towne Acres
Common and Proper Nouns • Tell if each of the following nouns is a common noun or a proper noun. shirt paper Fairmont China baseball Atlanta car Ford college shoe Adidas candy McDonald’s movie Delta friend
For each common noun, give an example of a proper noun. CommonProper drink Gatorade state teacher team school song
For each proper noun, give an example of a common noun. CommonProper Food City Spiderman Rachel Dollywood Science Hill High O’Hare International
Online Games for Common and Proper Nouns • Noun Dunk • Proper Noun or Common Noun Quiz • Common Or Proper Nouns Super Hitter Baseball Review Game • Common Or Proper Nouns Games
Singular and Plural Nouns • A singular noun names ONE person, place, thing, or idea. • A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
Plural Nouns • Watch the Brainpop Jr. Video BrainPOP Jr. Search View this helpful website with examples Plural Nouns
Determine the plural form of each noun day fairy glass knife mouse box beach brush toy woman person patch tray school child fantasy author teacher ruby gummy shelf
Suggested Activities • Noun Sort- can sort common from proper/singular from plural/sort plural nouns by how the plural was made • Noun Grab Bags- Teacher created or student created • Create your own Mad Lib Mad Glibs - Free Mad Libs Online
Online Games for Plural Nouns • Noun Explorer • Plural Play • FunBrain.com - The Plural Girls
Possessive Nouns • Possessive nouns are nouns that show ownership. Possessive nouns can be singular or possessive. • Watch the video on Brainpop or Brainpop, Jr. BrainPOP BrainPOP Jr.
Singular Possessive Nouns • For a singular noun that does not end in –s, you will add an ‘s -Example: The teacher’s desk was in the front. • For a singular noun that ends in –s, you can add ‘s, but most sources recommend only adding an apostrophe. -Example: The bus’s tire was flat. The bus’ tire was flat.
Plural Possessive Nouns • For plural nouns that end in –s, you only need to add an apostrophe. -The four cats’ tails were swinging in unison as they lounged on the back of the couch. -All of the players’ helmets were stacked in the corner.
Plural Possessive Nouns • For plural nouns that do not end in –s, you add ‘s to make the plural possessive. -Example: The children’s coats were placed in the coat room. -Example: The men’s restroom was located in the back of the restaurant. -Example: The people’s opinions were made known at the protest.
Possessive Nouns Games and Online Quizzes • Online Review and Quiz • Possessive Nouns Quiz • Grammar: Possessive Nouns – eThemes • Harcourt School Possessive Noun Play • Possessives - SPELLING at English-Zone.Com • Sentence Agreement – Possessive Nouns Online Quiz • Exploring for Possessives
Pronouns • Watch the introductory video at Brainpop: BrainPOP
Pronouns • Pronouns take the place of nouns. • Examples: • Subject Pronouns: he, she, they, we, I, it, you • Object Pronouns: him, her, them, us, me, it, you • Possessive Pronouns: his, hers, our(s), their(s), my, mine, its, yours
Pronoun Games and Quizzes • BBC - Pronoun Treasure Hunt • PickIt: Pronouns • Pronoun Clubhouse • Balloon Pronoun Game • Go for Grammar Gold- Possessive Pronouns
Online Resources • Kgrammesgrammar • Grammar Blast : Nouns • The Children's University of Manchester Noun Game