I created this activity to use on the first day that I teach nouns, following my mini-lesson. For my mini-lesson, I will explain that nouns are a person, place or thing, and we will make a web of nouns on the board. For a small group literacy center, the students will sort the word cards from this activity into the category of Noun or Not a Noun. Then, they will record each category on the recording sheet. I also have a Nouns--person, place or thing sorting center available in my store, that I will use the next day of my nouns unit, as well as a color sorting worksheet that I will use for seatwork. Also, I have a common vs. proper noun sorting center and worksheet that I will use at the end of the week.