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Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 2

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade

Noun Definition

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.

Look at the following examples.

The nouns are in italic.

Example 1

The boy went to the store.

boy = person   store = place

Example 2

The picture hanging on the wall was beautiful.

picture = thing     wall = thing

Guided Practice

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 3

Underline the nouns in the following sentences. Then tell if the noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.

  • Much of the South was destroyed during the Civil War.

____________________, ____________________

  • Abraham Lincoln’s goal was to preserve the Union and end the Civil War as quickly as possible.

____________________, ____________________, ____________________, ____________________

  • Andrew Johnson wanted to humiliate the wealthy southerners.

____________________, ____________________

  • Congress wanted to punish the South.

____________________, ____________________,

Independent Practice

Write the nouns from the following sentences on the lines. Then tell whether the noun is a

person, place, thing, or idea.

Example

Cowboys drove the herds of cattle across the plains.

Cowboys – person, herds – thing, cattle – thing, plains – place

  • The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery.

______________________________, ______________________________

  • The Fourteenth Amendment gave citizenship to all former slaves.

______________________________, ______________________________, ______________________________

  • The Fifteenth Amendment gave all men the right to vote.

______________________________,

______________________________,

______________________________,

______________________________

  • Reconstruction helped former slaves to have hope.

______________________________,__________

  • Many former slaves had to work as sharecroppers.

______________________________,______________

  • The Freedmen’s Bureau helped establish schools and hospitals.

______________________________, ______________

  • Northerners who came to the South to take advantage of Southerners were called carpetbaggers. ______________________________,

Independent Practice Continued

  • Southerners that supported Reconstruction were called scalawags.

______________________________,

  • All of the plans for Reconstruction called for an end to slavery.

______________________________,______________

_____________________________

  1. The South was rebuilt during Reconstruction.

______________________________,______________

Writing

Write three to five sentences telling about something you could do to help someone else this week. Then underline all of the nouns in the sentences. Remember, a noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
_____________________________________________

Independent Practice

Underline the nouns in the sentences and then write the nouns in the correct box.

  1. African Americans wanted to find their families.
  • The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were designed to end slavery and protect the rights of the newly freed slaves.
  • Protection for the rights of African Americans was needed.
  • Most freedmen couldn’t purchase land because they did not have money.
  • Many freedmen worked as sharecroppers.
  • African Americans were able to vote and hold political office during the Reconstruction period.
  • The Compromise of 1877 ended Reconstruction.
  • After Reconstruction the Democrats won control of the southern state governments.
  • Terrorist groups like the KKK violated the constitutional fights of freedmen.
  1. African Americans established strong communities in the South.
Person/People Place Thing Idea
African Americans      
Families      
       


Plural Nouns

Plural nouns name more than one person, place, thing, or idea. There are different ways to form plural nouns.

Look at the examples below to help you know how to spell plural nouns.

  • Rule 1: Usually you just add s to a singular noun to make it plural.

paper/papers          drink/drinks            school/schools

  • Rule 2: However, if a singular noun ends in ch, sh, x, z, s, or ss, then you need to add es to make the noun plural.

fox/foxes                     bush/bushes           dish/dishes

  • Rule 3: When a noun ends in a vowel and y, then just add s.

toy/toys                         key/keys                    donkey/donkeys

  • Rule 4: If a singular noun ends in a consonant followed by y, then change the y to i and add es to make the noun plural.

baby/babies              city/cities                    candy/candies

  • Rule 5: For nouns that end in f or fe, change the f or fe to v and add es.

knife/knives               half/halves                shelf/shelves

  • Rule 6: For most nouns that end in o, just add an s to make it plural. All nouns that end in a vowel and an o just need an s added in the plural form.

solo/solos                   logo/logos                 studio/studios

  • Rule 7: Some nouns that end in o are spelled with es to make the plural.

buffalo/buffaloes  hero/heroes              tomato/tomatoes

  • Rule 8: Some nouns do not follow these rules. They are irregular plural forms. The spelling of these nouns will need to be memorized.

ox/oxen                        mouse/mice              child/children

  • Rule 9: Some nouns do not change from singular to plural. These nouns have the same singular and plural forms.
fish/fish moose/moose headquarters/headquarters
sheep/sheep species/species deer/deer
series/series cattle/cattle offspring/offspring


Plural Nouns -­ Guided Practice

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 3

Use rule 1 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. paper
  • minute
  • ski
  • sprout
  • chair

Use rule 2 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. church
  • box
  • gas
  • sandwich
  • kiss

Use rule 3 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. delay
  • survey
  • donkey
  • boy
  • day

Use rule 4 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. country
  • puppy
  • family
  • gallery
  • reality

Use rule 5 to complete the chart.

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 3

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. hoof
  • self
  • wolf
  • thief
  • shelf

Use rule 6 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. piano
  • video
  • studio
  • radio
  • memo

Use rule 7 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. hero
  • tomato
  • echo
  • buffalo
  • zero

Use rule 8 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. species
  • child
  • woman
  • man
  • person

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Plural Nouns -­ Independent Practice

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 3

Use rule 1 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. school
  • hand
  • pencil
  • flower
  • plastic

Use rule 2 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. reflex
  • bus
  • dress
  • buzz
  • wish

Use rule 3 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. alley
  • play
  • ray
  • tray
  • way

Use rule 4 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. beauty
  • berry
  • party
  • trophy
  • victory

Use rule 5 to complete the chart.

Nouns and plural nouns for 5th grade 3

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. wolf
  • loaf
  • calf
  • scarf
  • leaf

Use rule 6 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. photo
  • typo
  • avocado
  • kangaroo
  • taco

Use rule 7 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. potato
  • mango
  • mosquito
  • veto
  • volcano

Use rule 8 to complete the chart.

Singular Noun             Plural Noun

  1. goose
  • cactus
  • foot
  • mouse
  • scissors

Plural Nouns -­ Independent Practice

Write the plural form of the noun and then tell which rule you used.

Singular Noun Plural Noun Rule #
     
Church    
     
Pass    
     
Mess    
     
Moose    
     
Nanny    
     
Fox    
     
Elf    
     
Foot    
     
Bus    
     
Boat    
     
Fly    
     
Hat    
     
Life    
     
Glass    
     
Way    
     
Child    
     
Photo    
     
Torpedo    
     
Person    
     
Fish    
     
Marsh    
     
Buzz    
     
Fairy    
     
Wish    
     
Variety    
     
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