Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Abstract Noun Teacher Resources
Find Abstract Noun educational ideas and activities
When should you use less, and when should you use fewer? Straighten out this dilemma with a helpful resource about using less vs. fewer based on sentence context clues. After reading detailed instructions and examples, young learners rewrite fourteen sentences. The reference page includes lists of abstract and non-abstract nouns, though you and your class could come up with more.
Use a noun coloring instructional activity to have your students read 60 nouns, each in their own rectangle. They will then color rectangles with concrete nouns yellow and the rectangles with abstract nouns blue. Note: This does not include an answer key, but would be easy to create one.
In two similar worksheets contained in this resource, learners circle the abstract noun contained in 13 or 14 sentences. Unfortunately, an example given is "courageous," which is an adjective. This is a resource for home schooling, but could be used in other settings. Note: An answer key is not included.
Students are provided with a list of 20 adjectives that they must generate abstract nouns to match. For example, the first term, luxurious, would prompt the answer luxury. Directions for this activity explain that abstract nouns don't have a physical form but are feelings, concepts or qualities. A simple drill worksheet, this might be a good warm-up activity for a larger lesson or assignment on related vocabulary.
Continue your classes' study of related vocabulary with a second list of adjectives that have corresponding abstract nouns. Students must fill in the missing abstract noun for each provided adjective. For example, satisfying (satisfied). There are no word banks or answer keys included with these resources.
Help your class understand how adjectives can be related to abstract nouns by analyzing a list of 80 adjective/noun pairs. Example: luxurious/luxury. There are no questions on the page as this is a word list but it is a useful reference tool for helping students improve their vocabulary. Tip: Use for ELD/ESL.
Students identify concrete and abstract nouns in the preamble to the Constitution, and complete Frayer Model graphic organizers using history and current events as examples of American values. In this preamble lesson plan, students use the preamble of the U.S. Constitution to identify American values.
Students complete exercises using their five senses to improve their writing skills. In this writing skills lesson plan, students complete activities blindfolded and using their five senses. Students then select an abstract noun and describe it with their five senses. Students examine a metaphorical exploration of love and then write a section of a story where a character experiences the abstract noun.
Provide practice for your youngsters with identifying abstract nouns. They circle the abstract noun in each of 15 sentences. Examples range from advice, slyness, hatred to bravery, truth, and music (though consensus in the Lesson Planet teacher resource editorial office is that music is a concrete noun).
The focus of this colorful instructional activity is concrete and abstract nouns. Youngsters complete four activities to help them distinguish concrete from abstract nouns. They sort a list of concrete and abstract nouns, put a box around abstract nouns in six sentences, complete an abstract noun word search, and check abstract nouns in a posse of stars with various nouns written in them.