This lesson is common core based, and focuses on identifying common and proper nouns as people, places and things.
Advanced organizer: concept circles
Guided practice: Smart Board activity - can be found on smartexchange
Group work - words are attached to be cut out and used for the activity - can be altered
Independent practice - 3-tchart classifying nouns from a word box - attached
My kids really enjoyed this lesson. I had them broken into groups according to their reading level, and differentiated the words for each group. All the words my kids used are attached to this file. They enjoyed getting up and moving around the classroom, as well as getting up and going to the Smart Board.