Common nouns are words that represent a person, place, or thing and we see them a great deal in an average day (either in spoken or written form). As one of the foundational building blocks of grammar, common nouns provide elementary school students with a solid starting point for composing sentences. Fourteen interactive worksheets start with basic lessons such as knowing the difference between common and proper nouns. Your students then move on to identify nouns in sentences and eventually, they will compose sentences using common nouns on their own. You do not have to monitor every student at the same time, as helpful answer keys keep your kids on track.
When we use a noun that is not specific to a certain person, place, or thing we called it common. We often use these terms when we are discussing things that we are not acquainted with such as: that girl, the dog, and the stadium. The opposite of these forms of nouns are proper nouns which pinpoint what they are talking about. The best way to navigate or classify the word form in this case is to ask yourself if this noun were in a group would you be able to spot them? If you could place them, it is a proper noun, otherwise it is only common. This form of the word is often helpful when introducing and identifying things as well as describing features or qualities. Think outside the textbook and motivate your students to learn by using Common Noun worksheets to teach the basics of writing smooth flowing and highly communicative sentences.