Abstract Noun Lesson Plan

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

Jason has 20 years of education experience including 14 years of teaching college literature.

This lesson plan will help you teach abstract nouns, and explain how they're different from concrete nouns. It incorporates an art project that can be used to create a word wall for vocabulary or spelling words.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the difference between abstract and concrete nouns.
  • correctly capitalize abstract nouns.
  • replace abstract nouns with pronouns in sentences.


Approximately 45 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.C Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Materials Needed

  • index cards
  • markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • 30 index cards with nouns written on them (15 abstract and 15 concrete)
  • two pieces of art to project or display
  • tape

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