Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan 

 

Lesson Focus: Common and proper nouns                                                   

 GLCE: W.GR.04.01

 

Literature Used:

 

Look through your anthology and find common nouns and proper nouns.

 

 

 

Introduction:

 

Today we will discuss common and proper nouns.

 

 

 

Teaching:

 

A common noun names a person, place, or thing.

 

A proper noun names a special person, place, or thing. 

 

 

 

 

 

Active Involvement:

 

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.