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Common and proper nouns are a person, place or object. The lessons and worksheets below will teach your children how to use nouns as sentence openers in all their writing. Writing common or proper nouns as openers is a powerful beginning to your children's writing.

Mini Lesson One; Nouns are words that refer to people, places or objects.

Here are some examples of nouns.

Person
Place
Thing
Tiger Woods
Texas
orange
Mr. Jones
North Dakota
bicycle
emperor
Canada
chair
cousin
United States
cord
Mrs. Knight
backyard
beaver
mom
beach
fish
magician
kitchen
towel

Prompt to try writing worksheet 1) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Two; Definition; Nouns are the subject in a sentence. The sentence may be about a person; scientist, teacher or a place; bedroom, classroom or an object; animal, furniture.

Read the story, "Tortoise of The Galapagos Islands" (Worksheet 2).

From the list provided write in the missing words.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 2) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Three; Describing nouns brightens your children's writing and makes it more creative. To help your children hear good sentence structure, read the sentences aloud in worksheet 3 to hear which one makes the most sense.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 3) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Four; A complete sentence has a noun and a verb. The noun is the subject and the verb is the action that the noun is doing. To check your work ask yourself, "Does it sound like a proper way of speaking?" "Does that sentence sound correct or right to me?"

Prompt to try writing worksheet 4) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Five; The Helping With Writing worksheets guides your children to improve their creative writing using nouns as openers. Writing specific nouns as openers will continue to enhance your children's creative writing style.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 5) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Six; There are 35 nouns hidden in the word search. Add these nouns to your notebook so that you might contiune to develop your vocabulary. One way to double check your spelling is to read your writing aloud.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 6) Worksheet on Noun Openers

 

Mini Lesson Seven; By reading a wide variety of literature you will expand your vocabulary and learn techniques on improving your own English grammar. Read, 'The Food Chain' first for enjoyment, then go back and circle the nouns.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 7) Worksheet on Noun Openers

Helping With Writing provides you with a Noun List and Examples. Read and then use these nouns in your daily writing to continue to develop your own unique creative writing style.