Here is a 2000 word list of nouns to use when you are teaching nouns or writing activities. There are also smaller lists, activity ideas and links to more noun resources below.
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List of 2000 Nouns
This is a terrific resource for writing centers and rotating activities.
1. Find two words that relate to horses.
2. Find something that you have in your bedroom.
3. Find something that is in your backyard.
4. Find something that you can eat.
100 Common Nouns
This list is the perfect size for students to glue into their workbooks. It can also be used as the focus of noun search games and class discussions.
Ask your students to find the 10 (or more) words that you describe in their list. Give them a few moments to look for the word and then move on.
Grows at the end of your finger (nail).
You eat your cereal out of this (bowl).
You wear these to bed (pajamas).
People often eat these for lunch (sandwich).
This can grow on a man's chin (beard).
You wear these on your feet (socks).
You can fly to the moon in this (rocket).
This is where books are kept (bookcase).
Plants grow in this (soil).
This animal has a long nose (elephant).
100 Random Nouns
1. Challenge your students to find five of each type of noun included in the list : abstract, concrete, proper and common nouns.
2. When we use a noun in front of another noun to describe it that first noun becomes an adjective, it is the describing word. Let your students have some fun mixing up words. Ask them to pair up nouns to create things that have never existed and then write a definition for it.
For example: a Dad light (a night light that has your father's face on it), a family roll (a giant bread roll that is big enough for the whole family) or a beetroot rattle (a baby's rattle made out of dried beetroot).