This set contains ten colored baskets labeled with common nouns such as state, movie, candy. There are five apples with matching proper nouns for each basket. Students can first sort the proper nouns by category, then match them to the correct baskets. There is a basket for "bad apples" which are not proper nouns. As an extension activity, blank baskets and apples are provided for students to come up with their own common and proper nouns. A list of suggested uses is included with the set. This can be used as a center activity, with a small group, or in a large group.