Inter American University of Puerto Rico Ponce Campus Graduate Program in Education Common and Proper Nouns Instructional Module Prepared By : Luz L. Torres Rivera Course: Computers in Education Professor: Orlando Gonzalez Chevere October 03. 2008
<ul><li>This instruccional module could be use with students of the grades level (11-12). This module was designed for the students to have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in the use of the nouns that are parts of the grammar, and one of the 8 parts of speech, and at the same time they will increase their knowledge using the technology. </li></ul><ul><li>For the implementation of this module in the class room you will need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to the internet to access the links. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time for the students to do this work will depend in their background knowledge, but it could be done in 50 minutes. </li></ul>
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This lesson is on nouns and pronouns. Students will learn the difference between an common noun and a proper noun. In linguistics, a noun is a member of a large, open lexical category whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition. Lexical categories are defined in terms on how their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns may be defined as those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase. In traditional English Grammar, the noun is one of the eight parts of a speech.
<ul><li>At the end of the study of this module : </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to state the definition of a proper noun, and a common noun. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to recognize nouns and distinguish them from other parts of speech </li></ul>
There are common nouns and proper nouns. A noun names a person, place, or thing. For example, apple, book, girl, toy, boy, Bush, Hillary, Puerto Rico, building, parks, and others. These are all nouns. Nouns are naming words. Everything we see or we are able to talk about is represented by a word which names it, that word is called a noun.
A common noun names a person, place, or thing. You don't capitalize common nouns. Let's look at some common nouns: boy, girl, toy, ball, boat, game, mouse, dog, cat, garage, house, window, wall, building, school, church, etc. These nouns all name a person, place, or thing, b u t they do not name a specific person,, or thing.
A proper noun names a specific person, place, or thing. A proper noun always start with capital letter. Let's look at some proper nouns: Mr. Gonzalez, Mrs. Torres, Tom, Sam’s, Texas, Jaime, Rodney, Ponce, and so on. All of these name someone or something specifically. Besides common and proper nouns, there are singular and plural nouns. Let's look at these.
Singular nouns are nouns that name one person, place, or thing. Here are some singular nouns : boy, girl, toy, game, cat, dog, rat, nail, and so on. Plural Nouns Plural Nouns are nouns that name more than one noun. These are plural nouns : boys, girls, toys, games, cats, dogs, rats, nails, etc.
Instructions : Select the best option for each questions and then click . I. Select the sentence that contains a proper noun . Choose the sentence which the word in ( ) is a proper noun. 1. a) I love to eat (apples). b) (She) walk every day. c) (Puerto Rico) is beautiful. d) We live in an (island).
3. a) I have a white horse and his name is (Paolo). b) (Today) is a sunny day. c) The (dog) is black. d) My (dress) is blue.
5. a) (New York) is the big apple. b) (Yesterday) my sister call me. c) I like to eat (candies). d) The (class) is going to work hard today.
7. a) We are working hard for this (class). b) I can't wait until (Christmas) is here! c) Our new (neighbor) have a newborn baby. d) The big (cat) ran away fast.
9. a) My mother went to the (Baptist Church). b) The (store) is close today. c) Don't let the (baby) play with matches. d) There are many (schools) to teach dogs. 10. a) You could do something nice for your (community). b) (Jossely) is taking her master degree in English. c) Our (neighbor) has a guide dog. d) The (coffee) machine is not working anymore.
2. a) The big (dog) ran away fast. b) My mother went to (Wal-Mart) to buy milk. c) Will you get me a (Pepsi) from the machine? d) I want to go to (England) next year.
4. a) This (tea) tastes good. b) (John) and Nicky drink coffee from Starbucks c) (Julia) live in England. d) There are good doctors (Damas )Hospital. 5. a) The two sisters (Mary, and Lourdes) went to the party. b) My (car) is white. c) (Ponce Cathedral) is real big. d) The students are going to (Ponce Museum).
7. a) She is going to the (Inter American) University. b) They get married in the (Baptist Church). c) (Cheerios) are delicious for breakfast. d ) My (cat) is big, fluffy and white.
9. a) Have you read the story of the (Zorro)? b) Uncle Louis is coming to (Puerto Rico). c) I love (Emily Dickenson’s) poems. d) The (police) disobey a direct order. 10) a) It is the largest (church) around the world. b) She went to doctors (Raul) office. c) She was born at the (Brooklyn) hospital. d) The (Great Cuisine) is a famous restaurant.
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