NOUNS VERBS AND
ADJECTIVES
NOUNS
What are nouns?
• A noun is a word that names a
person, place, thing, or idea.
Freddy crashed through the window.
The dog is barking at Fluffy the cat.
They watched television for an hour.
What are nouns?
• A noun is a word that names a
person, place, thing, or idea.
Freddy crashed through the window.
The dog is barking at Fluffy the cat.
They watched television for an hour.
Can you see 6 nouns in this paragraph?
Suddenly, the cute little
panda leapt down from the
tree and attacked the
surprised zookeeper, Zeke.
After the birds joined in, the
whole place was crazy!
Did you get all 6 nouns?
Suddenly, the cute little
panda leapt down from the
tree and attacked the
surprised zookeeper, Zeke.
After the birds joined in, the
whole place was crazy!
Common Nouns
• A common noun is a ‘regular’
noun. Common nouns are not
capitalized.
Freddy crashed through the window.
The dog is barking at Fluffy the cat.
They watched television for an hour.
Common Nouns
• A common noun is a ‘regular’
noun. Common nouns are not
capitalized.
Freddy crashed through the window.
The dog is barking at Fluffy the cat.
They watched television for an hour.
Proper Nouns
• A proper noun is a capitalized
noun that names a specific
person, place, thing.
The Alamo is in San Antonio.
I’ll give a dollar to Lou, Sue and you.
“Watch out!” yelled Batman.
We all learn at The Winston School.
Proper Nouns
• A proper noun is a capitalized
noun that names a specific
person, place, thing.
The Alamo is in San Antonio.
I’ll give a dollar to Lou, Sue and you.
“Watch out!” yelled Batman.
We all learn at The Winston School.
VERBS
What are verbs?
• A verb is a word that shows
action or a state of being.
Freddy crashed through the window.
They watched television for an hour.
We all learn at The Winston School.
The Alamo is in San Antonio.
I am mad! The cookies are burnt!
What are verbs?
• A verb is a word that shows
action or a state of being.
Freddy crashed through the window.
They watched television for an hour.
We all learn at The Winston School.
The Alamo is in San Antonio.
I am mad! The cookies are burnt!
What is a verb phrase?
• A verb phrase is a group of
words that act like a verb.
I have been playing piano since 1949.
Are you exercising enough?
Sam is taking classes at Palo Alto.
I will be playing soccer next year.
What is a verb phrase?
• A verb phrase is a group of
words that act like a verb.
I have been playing piano since 1949.
Are you exercising enough?
Sam is taking classes at Palo Alto.
I will be playing soccer next year.
What is a “state of being” verb?
•Am, are, is, was ,were,
be, been & being.
I am mad! The cookies are burnt!
I have been playing piano since 1949.
Are you exercising enough?
Sam is taking classes at Palo Alto.
I will be playing soccer next year.
What is a “state of being” verb?
•Am, are, is, was ,were,
be, been & being.
I am mad! The cookies are burnt!
I have been playing piano since 1949.
Are you exercising enough?
Sam is taking classes at Palo Alto.
I will be playing soccer next year.
Can you see 5 verbs in this paragraph?
A panda escaped from the
zoo today. This panda is a
dangerous animal, so please
be careful. Do not approach
the panda, call the police for
help.
Can you see 5 verbs in this paragraph?
A panda escaped from the
zoo today. This panda is a
dangerous animal, so please
be careful. Do not approach
the panda, call the police for
help.