Reflection: Routines and Procedures Proper Noun? - Section 3: Assessing the Task


Mastery (or lack of mastery) of differentiating between proper nouns and common nouns is mostly seen in students' writing.  This is one place where students are expected to self-assess in my classroom (after this lesson has been taught).  I love reminding students to, "Go and check your nouns."-- they have to go and figure out the problem for themselves! 

I am aware that some students will need reminders of this many times before they can command a grasp of the concept; so, I make sure that I plan time in lessons, throughout the year, to cover proper nouns.  For example, I might take a moment in our main selection story of the week to say, "Johnny is a dentist.  is Johnny a proper noun?  What about dentist; is dentist a proper noun?"  Something like this is simple and takes little time, but it does take planning- that is my job, but it's not a difficult one! 

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Proper Noun?

Unit 9: Language Skills
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT discuss whether or not nouns are common or proper; therefore, they will be able to determine if the nouns do/do not need a capital letter.

Big Idea: CaPiTal LeTtEr needed for this noun? Make them confident!

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