understand different types
To give examples of different
Words: objects, emotions and ideas.
Proper Nouns-uses a capital letter. Names of
places and people.
Common Nouns- nouns that do not use a
capital letter-they name general items.
E.g. The word person is a common noun.
Einstein is a proper noun.
7 TYPES OF COMMON NOUNS
nouns are physical.
They can be touched.
Abstract nouns cannot be touched
e.g. feelings, emotions, theories,
TYPES OF COMMON NOUNS
Can you match the words to the definitions?
When you have finished think of your own
Count Nouns: can be counted. You can
have one or many.
Non-Count Nouns: Do not use
Used with much (too much
doesn’t make sense
Mass Nouns: Usually non-count but can be
count in some circumstances.
Invairable Nouns: Only have one form, which can
be either singular or plural.
for a number of things as one
unit. A collective noun acts like a
The herd is on the
The team is ready.
Some nouns can fit into more than one
1. I watched the sheep as I drove past the
2. Five sheep were wandering around the
3. I saw a herd of sheep.
Often Collective Nouns are also non-count
nouns e.g. love.
Categorise the Nouns on the
1) Can you count the noun?
2) If you can’t, do you use much or many before
3) Do you use the same word for one (singular)
and more than one of the noun (plural).
5 minutes per table
A flock of Scissors
A hockey snow
Swarm of rain
ON YOUR PAPER
Create on outline Of your hand.
On each finger of your drawing:
write down one type of noun.
Define the noun.
Can you think of an example.
Swap it with the person sitting
next to you.
an example of each type of Noun.
Write a comment on the blog-if you
don’t have a GMAIL account-email it to
FIND THE NOUNS ON PAGE 35
you’ve found the nouns can
you categorise the nouns.
Can you comment on the effects?
LOOK AT YOUR ENCYCLOPAEDIA
ARTICLE ON PAGE 39.
GMAP the text.
Find and categorise the nouns.
List the ideas in the text.
Find the quotations-are nouns used
in the quotes what are the effects.
Can you link the use of nouns to the
Personal Pronouns-replace a person.
I, you, we, she, he, they, them.
Possessive Pronouns-Pronouns that show
possession-That’s mine, yours, theirs, hers,
Demonstrative Pronoun-Replace nouns that
point to objects e.g. this, that, those, these.
Reflexive Pronouns- ends in self/selve e.g.
themselves, himself, herself. Used at the end of
a sentence/utterance-refers back to the noun
used as the start of the sentence.
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