Learn about nouns, adjectives and pronouns through characters and settings in stories lesson.

 

Nouns, Adjectives and Pronouns

 

 

 

 

Learn about nouns, adjectives and pronouns through characters and settings in stories

 

 

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Most nouns follow this rule: 

 a noun is a noun if you can... 

 

see  |  hear  |  taste  |  smell  |  or touch it

 

chef-cooking

chef

chef-cooking

wok

chef-cooking

stir fry

 

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write-your-answer 1. Which one of the above nouns can you see, smell, taste and touch?


 

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The names of people, places, and things are called nouns.

 

common nouns

name general things they do not start with a capital letter

cates

cat 

the word cat is a general noun that applies to any cat

proper nouns

name particular things they do start with a capital letter

cat

Kitty

this cat belongs to a family that have given her a name this cat is called Kitty

 

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write-your-answer 2. Write the word that belongs in the blank space below.


Common nouns

name general things

cinderella 

they do not start with a capital letter

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girl

there might be lots of girls in stories 

 Proper nouns name

particular things

cinderella

they do start with a capital letter

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there is only one girl that is in a story with two stepsisters and a Fairy Godmother

 

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The people or things in a story are called characters they might have a proper name or a common name

 

little-red-riding-hood 

Who walked to her grandmother’s cottage?

a. _______

proper noun

the-wolf-in-grandmas-bed

What was waiting in grandmother’s bed?

b. _______

common noun

write-your-answer 2. Write the words that belongs in the blank spaces above.

a. ________

b. ________

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Common names do not start with a capital letter

pig

a. ______

cinderella

b. ______

wolf

c. ______

 

write-your-answer 3. Give each of these characters a common name.

 

a. ________

b. ________

c. ________  

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Proper names start with a capital letter

 

pig

a. ______

cinderella

b. ______

wolf

c. ______

 

write-your-answer 4. Now give each of these characters a proper name.

 

a. ________

b. ________

c. ________

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Nouns are words that name people, places or things

 

goldilocks

Goldilocks

people

the-3-bears-house-in-the-woods

cottage

a. ______

the-3-bears

bears

b. ______

 

write-your-answer 5. Write the correct word for each gap above.

 

a. ________

b. ________

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 Any word that describes a noun will be an adjective

 

goldilocks

Goldilocks is…

a. ______

the-3-bears-house-in-the-woods

the cottage is…

small

the-3-bears

the bears are…

b. ______

 

write-your-answer 6. Write a suitable adjective for each gap above.

 

a. ________

b. ________

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We use nouns to name characters and adjectives to describe them

 

wolf

the word wolf is a noun

wolf

the word vicious is an adjective

the word vicioustells us what the wolf is like

this means that adjectives tell us what nouns are like

  

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Adjectives can be used to describe characters in stories.

 

Adjectives can tell us…

 

what a character looks like

a-green-frog

a. the _______ frog

what their personality is like

a-green-frog

b. the _______ frog

 

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The difference between nouns and adjectives

 

nouns tell us the name

dog-sitting-by-bowl

Bruce

Different adjectives can describe Bruce

dog-sitting-by-bowl

Bruce is a fun dog.

 without adjectives we would not know what characters are like

write-your-answer 7. Write two sentences to describe Bruce. 

a. Bruce is _________

b. Bruce is _________

 

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Adjectives can be used to describe a character’s personality

 

thoughtful

red-riding-hood

a. _______

red-riding-hood

b. _______

red-riding-hood

 write-your-answer 8. Write a suitable adjective for each gap above.

 

a. ________

b. ________

 

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Adjectives can be used to describe what characters feel

 

cinderella-poor-girl

_______

cinderella-at-the-ball

happy

write-your-answer 9. Write a suitable adjective to describe how Cinderella feels.


 

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Adjectives can also be used to describe settings in stories

pink-castle

the magical palace

write-your-answer 10. Write three different adjectives for each gap below.

a. the _______ palace

b. the _______ palace

c. the _______ palace

 

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Pronouns can be used instead of people’s names

red-riding-hood

Red Riding Hood put on her cloak. Red Riding Hood went into the woods.

Red Riding Hood put on her cloak. She went into the woods.

 

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The name of someone or something will be a noun we can use pronouns to replace nouns

 

pig-outside-straw-house

The first little pig built his house from straw. The first little pig wished he had built it from bricks.

 

write-your-answer 11. Rewrite the two sentences again using the pronoun he to replace a name.


 

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Adjectives can describe settings in stories

cinderella-in-the-snow

write-your-answer 12. Think of three adjectives to describe the setting above

a. 


b. 


c. 


 

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Adjectives can describe characters in stories

 

straw-house-being-blown-down-by-wolf

write-your-answer 13. Think of three adjectives to describe the character above

a. 


b. 


c. 


 

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Adjectives can describe characters in stories

 

fairytales

There are five characters in the picture above:

 

a wizard, a jester, a fairy, a knight and a princess.

 

write-your-answer 14. Choose one of the characters and write a sentence that describes them - include an adjective in your description.


 

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Adjectives can describe settings in stories

 

fairytales

Look at these five characters again:

 

a wizard, a jester, a fairy, a knight and a princess.

 

write-your-answer 15. Choose one of these characters and write a sentence saying what setting you would put them in if you were writing a story.


Write a sentence describing this setting and include an adjective in your description

 

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the-fairy-godmother

write-your-answer 16. Copy and finish this sentence correctly:

 

The name Fairy Godmother is… a noun.  /  a proper noun.

 

write-your-answer 17. Write the three pronouns that could be used to write about the Fairy Godmother

_______ , _______ , _______ 

he, her, him, she, his, hers

 

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The word it is also a pronoun.

 

The name of someone or something will be a noun

we can use pronouns to replace nouns

the-glass-sliper

The blue slipper rested on a soft cushion.

The blue slipper was made of glass.

 

write-your-answer 18. There are two adjectives in the first sentence. What are they?


write-your-answer 19. There are two adjectives in the first sentence. What are they?


     

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End of lesson Thinking Activity

Finish the sentence below.

 

What I learnt today that will help me the most is…

time-to-think

 

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