Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan
Lesson Focus: Common and proper nouns
Look through your anthology and find common nouns and proper nouns.
Today we will discuss common and proper nouns.
A common noun names a person, place, or thing.
A proper noun names a special person, place, or thing.
Pair up the students. Give them 20 index cards. Each card has one common noun or one proper noun written on it. One student calls out a noun (common or proper). The other student must name the opposing example.
Applying the Skill or Strategy:
Have the students go through one of their rough drafts, and find where they put common nouns. Have them change the common nouns to proper nouns.