Lesson Plan

Common and Proper Noun Scavenger Hunt

Students will take part in a scavenger hunt as they look around the school for common and proper nouns.
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This reading and writing lesson plan turns first graders into detectives as they embark on a common and proper noun scavenger hunt. After reviewing the difference between common nouns and proper nouns, children will gain practice identifying examples of the different nouns, placing them in the correct category, and then creating their own sentences. Young grammar sleuths will then begin their search, hunting down each kind of noun and recording them on their charts.

Learning Objectives

Students will identify and use common and proper nouns in complete sentences.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that today they learn about different kinds of nouns.
  • Explain that they will become detectives and will search for nouns around the classroom and school.