Identifying Abstract Nouns

In this video, the teacher instructs students about concrete and abstract nouns. The teacher then completes a worksheet to increase understanding of the concept with students.

A concrete noun is something that you can see, touch, taste, smell or hear. The teacher gives examples on her whiteboard. Likewise, the teacher explains abstract nouns. Students learn that an abstract noun is a noun that names a feeling, thought or idea. The teacher gives two examples of abstract nouns: love and pride. She further clarifies that abstract nouns are things that cannot be experienced with the five senses. Abstract nouns are things that cannot be seen, heard, felt, touched or tasted.

The worksheet provides five sentences and all nouns in the sentences are highlighted. The student’s job is to choose the noun that is abstract.  The teacher reads each sentence and explains why each noun is either abstract or concrete.

This worksheet gives students practice distinguishing between abstract and concrete nouns and helps students master this grammar skill.