A noun is a person, place, or thing. A common noun names a generic person, animal, place, or thing. A proper noun names a specific person, animal, place, or thing. A proper noun always starts with a capital letter.
Download our Common and Proper Nouns activity below.
This activity asks children to sort the common nouns and proper nouns. What do these nouns mean? What tells you when the words are common nouns? What tells you when the words are proper nouns? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.B Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.