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.






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. 






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.