Identify Common or Proper Nouns Worksheet


How to teach Common and Proper Nouns

Using this Identify Common or Proper Nouns Worksheet, students read sentences to determine if the underlined noun is a common or proper.

Knowing the difference between common and proper nouns is important for students when they are writing. This worksheet will help them to know when a noun is describing something more specific.

Students read the provided sentence. Then, students write common or proper in the box provided.

Other resources to use with this Identify Common or Proper Nouns Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about nouns.

Use this Getting Down with Proper Nouns Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by using the Common and Proper Noun Flash Cards. Sort the first cards “hero” and “Superman” for students. Ask students to explain why hero was put in the Common Noun Category and Superman went in the Proper Noun Category. Next, have students help you sort the rest of the cards. Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Challenge students to use the words from the worksheet in their own sentences.

Be sure to check out more Proper Nouns Activities.

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