PROPER NOUNS AND ORDINARY NOUNS

This is a lesson about NOUNS in the English language.
There are several different kinds of Nouns but in this lesson, we will focus on PROPER NOUNS and ORDINARY NOUNS.
Nouns represent a place person or thing.
Examples of PROPER NOUNS are
John
Mr. Paul
Olympic Games
France
Global International School
Manchester United
President
King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Examples of ORDINARY NOUNS are
Hand
Fish
Love
Time
Tomorrow
Desert
Bottle
All Proper nouns begin with a capital letter.
Ordinary Nouns do not begin with a capital letter unless they form a Proper Noun with the name of a place thing or person.
Note also that words such as English French Indonesian African American referring to nationality ALWAYS start with a capital letter.
NOTE that a Noun can be MORE than one word as shown in the examples above.
THIS is the Noun Lesson about MANCHESTER UNITED.
There are ten sentences. The lesson plan usually works like this:
1. First the teacher reads slowly the sentences to the student who writes them down. The sentences are spoken in parts and repeated more than once, depending on the level of the student
2. The teacher checks at random to see what the students have written. Most if not all of the students will make mistakes.
3. Some of the students may be asked to read their version of the sentences to the class to share their mistakes
4. The teacher instructs the students not to change or delete what they have written because students must now learn from their mistakes
5. The teacher writes the correct version of the ten sentences on the whiteboard or gives it to the student as a handout. The students now have an exact copy of the text for the sentences
6. The students together read the sentences aloud as one
7. The teacher highlights some of the common mistakes which the students have made while writing the sentences for the first time
8. Individual students are asked to read aloud to the class the correct version of the text
9. After several readings, no more than three I suggest, individual students are then asked to speak the narrative of the ten sentences to the class without reading. Certain prompting may be necessary to achieve this
10. Next, the students are asked to identify all the nouns in the ten sentences. It is more than possible that many of them will still be confused what is a noun or noun phrase. It is up to the teacher whether he tells the students how many nouns there are in the ten sentences
11. Individual students are then asked to recall to the class as many nouns from the ten sentences as they can
12. As a final instruction, students should be reminded to use the sentences of the narrative as speaking writing and reading practice in their own time

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