Innovative grammar Activity-" Common Noun vs Proper Noun

Topic: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns
Skills: Grammar, Speaking Reading, and Creative Expression.
Grade: 4th.

                                   Grammar is a very difficult part to teach and also learn to children. We cannot teach grammar in a formal way to the primary children since they don't have such cognitive capacity to understand the rules. So we should teach in a contextual way. We derive the content from known to unknown and establish the rules finally. So I always plan and develop different innovative activities to teach grammar topics for my primary students.

I panned this activity to teach Common and Proper Nouns for my 4th-grade children. I designed this worksheet to understand the topic easily and attract them towards the class. Once I gave an explanation about the Common and Proper Nouns, I played them a language game. 

Language game: “Sit and stand” 
  •  It’s a just a simple sit and stand game. 
  •  If you say sit children will sit, say stand they will stand. 
  •  But here, if you say a common noun, children will sit, if you say proper noun children will stand. 
So this game helped them understand the nouns and also remember easily. 

               Later, I told them that we are going to do an activity on this in the next period. In the next period, I gave this worksheet along with the A4 size chart piece. I asked my students to paste the worksheet on the chart and colour the pictures and letters. And I instructed them to cut along the line of the windows to make them open. 
                     Then I told my children to divide every window into two sections one is for common noun and the second one is for proper noun and put the headings also. Then I told them that write the Common and Proper Nouns of the topic that was labelled on the window. (Person, Place, Thing, and Animal are labelled on the windows). I facilitated them to complete the task themselves. Finally I told them to read and present. You can watch my children's presentation in the below video. I hope you enjoy the activity and plan to do in your class.

Download the Worksheet

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