November 2, 2011

A noun is a person, place or thing

One of my good friends teaches fourth grade and she makes the most amazing charts. And this last week I got to sub in her class and make some awesome charts too.  The great thing is these charts can be used for almost any grade level and they are super easy to make.

Create three charts: A thing, a place, and a person. In small group we discussed the difference between a common noun and a proper noun. The fourth graders then had to brainstorm example of each. They had a lot of fun and did not realize that they were learning to identify proper and common nouns.

I love the use of color and the fact that no two words are written the same way. Don't you think it is rather cute?

While I was working on this post I remembered some great resources that other teachers have shared.

Check out Crazy For First Grade's free noun sort.

Or Teaching First has a fall noun sort. (I had a hard time getting the link to work on her post. Try clicking on the picture below instead.)

Or Ladybug's Teacher Files has four cute noun posters.

Want to find more cute anchor charts? Head over to Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes and add your own ideas to the linky party as you search.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out and for posting!! I love the little noun charts. The shape of the chart itself is a great reinforcement in learning the difference.


  2. How about a lightbulb or a question mark for the "idea"