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


50-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


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


Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.


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



  • 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.


To reinforce learning, play the following game with students.

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