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Countable & Uncountable Nouns Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Teach your students that nouns can teach you more than just whether they are a person, place or thing. In this lesson plan, students will learn to identify count nouns and uncountable nouns.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Give examples of count nouns and uncountable nouns
  • Play a game creating lists of count and uncountable nouns

Length

50-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A

Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.B

Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.C

Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

Materials

Instructions

  • Begin with a quick review on nouns.
    • Discuss what a noun is.
    • Allow students to share several examples of nouns.
  • Explain that we do have other labels for nouns. In this lesson, we will be learning about ''count nouns'' and ''uncountable nouns.''
  • Start with the lesson: What is a Count Noun? - Definition & Examples. Give each student a copy of the transcript for the lesson.
  • Read through the lesson together. Stop occasionally to discuss:
    • What is a count noun?
    • What is a plural?
    • Can count nouns be made plural? How?
    • What are some words we use to describe quantity when we talk about count nouns?
    • Share some examples of count nouns and tell how you would express quantity for each example.
  • Next, go through the lesson: Uncountable Nouns in English: Definition & Examples. Give each student a copy of the transcript for the lesson.
  • Read through the lesson together. Stop occasionally to discuss:
    • What is an uncountable noun?
    • How does an uncountable noun compare to a count noun?
    • Can uncountable nouns be made plural? Why?
    • Share some examples of uncountable nouns and explain why they are uncountable
  • Review the Lesson Summary in BOTH lessons and ask students to verbally compare/contrast count nouns with uncountable nouns.
  • Check for understanding by administering the quiz for both lessons.

Activity

To reinforce learning, play the following game with students.

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