1. Ask students to think about 5 people they know or have met, 5 places they have visited, 5 things they use, 5 animals and 5 feelings they have experienced.
2. Then ask them to fill in the table given below:
S. No. of Person
Relation with you (if any)
S. No. of Place
Kind of Place
S. No. of thing
Name of thing
S.No. of animal
S.No. of Feeling
3. Now after filling 5 entries under each topic decide what kind of a noun each word is.
For e.g.:- according to the first row of the people table, ‘Gita’ is a Proper noun and ‘teacher’ and ‘aunt’ are common nouns.
Similarly, in the third table, ‘pen’ is a common noun,’ Raynolds’ is a Proper noun and ‘plastic’ is a material noun.
4. Ask them to repeat this exercise everyday to enhance their understanding of the concept of nouns.
1. Ask the students to observe their surroundings carefully. Ask them to write 20 sentences each on what they saw.
2. Next day question them on their sentences
For eg:- Student A wrote, “ I ate mangoes after lunch”
You may ask about the nouns in the sentence and their types and also the reason for the same. In this case the student may answer that the noun in the sentence is ‘mangoes’ because it is the ‘name’ of a fruit. It is a ‘Common Noun’ because no particular variety of mangoes is mentioned.
3. Repeat this activity for a week for better clarity of the concept.
Noun– The name of any person, place, thing, animal or idea is a noun.
Types of Nouns:
Common Nouns- When the noun is a general noun without any specific category, it is called common noun.
For eg.:- The cat ate the rat.
Here ‘cat’ and ‘rat’ are both common nouns.
Proper Nouns– Proper nouns are names of specific people, places or things.
For eg.:- Sahana is the topper of the class.
Here ‘Sahana’ is a proper noun.
Abstract Nouns– Nouns which express ideas, qualities , conditions or feelings are called abstract nouns.
For eg:- I want to see justice served.
Here ‘justice’ is an abstract noun.
Collective Nouns- Nouns referring to a group of something in particular.
For eg:-I saw a flock of birds in the sky.
Here ‘flock of birds’ is a collective noun.
Compound Nouns– Two or more words joining together to make a single noun is called a compound noun.
For eg:- I brush my teeth with a toothpaste.
Here ‘toothpaste’ is a compound noun.
Material Nouns– Material nouns refer to the substances from which things are made.
For eg:- I bought wool, so that my grandmother could make a sweater out of it.
Here ‘woo’l is a material noun.
Possessive Nouns– These nouns demonstrate ownership over something.
For eg:- This is Sandra’s pen.
Here ‘Sandra’ is a possessive noun.
Countable Nouns– The nouns that can be counted or quantified are called countable nouns.
For eg:- I bought a dozen bananas from the market
Here ‘bananas’ is a countable noun.
Uncountable Nouns– I asked the sweeper to wipe out the dirt from the floor.
Here ‘dirt’ is an uncountable noun.