Learning About Nouns and Capitalization

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Grade Level
High School
Length of Time
45 minutes

In this lesson, students will learn about nouns and capitalization. They will have a study sheet and a worksheet to do.


To learn about nouns
To learn about capitalization

Materials Needed

The study sheet I have included in this lesson
The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers


First, you will provide the study sheet for students to review on nouns and capitalization. Then, you will give them the worksheet for them to do. When they have completed their worksheet, you can collect them and grade them. You can also create a test for them on nouns and capitalization to see if they have mastered the concepts.

Study Sheet On Nouns

Proper Nouns

Proper nouns are nouns that name a specific person, place, or thing. These nouns are always capitalized. Missouri, California, Mrs. Jones, Kansas, The Empire State Building. All of these name a specific person or place.

Common Nouns

Common nouns are nouns that do not name a specific person, place or thing. They are nouns like basketball, football, girl, boy, dog, cat, and other words. Common nouns are not capitalized. Worksheet on Nouns

Part One - Nouns and Capitalization

Directions: Write the words that need to be capitalized, and leave the other ones like they are.

1. dog

2. cat

3. english

4. chihuahua

5. tom smith

6. spanish

7. new york

8. german

9. computer

10. freelance writer

Part Two - Nouns and Capitalization

Directions: Write five sentences using common nouns and five sentences using proper nouns. Use correct capitalization.












You can grade the students how the number of correct answers out of the total possible.

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