Nouns (Countable/Uncountable)

      Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Identify and differentiate between countable and uncountable nouns.

                       Information for Teacher

·         The concept of countable nouns can be difficult for young students to understand easily. Visual examples are useful in helping the students understand the difference.
Countable & Uncountable Nouns
·         A noun can be countable or uncountable. Countable can be “counted”, they have a singular ( a book, an apple) and plural form (three books two apples).


·         Uncountable nouns cannot be counted. Uncountable nouns are materials, concepts, information, etc. Which are not individual objects and cannot be counted. Example: water, sand, rice, sugar, air, etc. 
·         Consult the textbook wherever applicable.

                                           Material / resources

Glass of water






The textbook


writing board
 A leaf, two pebbles, some sand, a glass of water, a textbook, board, chalks/markers, charts

    Activity 1

·        On the board, make two columns. Write ‘countable nouns’ and ‘uncountable nouns’ on top of each column respectively.
·          Divide the class into two teams. Both teams have to name ten countable and ten uncountable nouns. If any team names a wrong nouns, the point will be given to the other team. The team which scores more points will win.
·         Maintain discipline during the activity.
·         Ask the students to raise their hands to name the nouns.
                            Sum Up / Conclusion
·         Conclude the lesson by repeating the difference between countable and uncountable nouns
With examples.
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·         Write the following nouns on the board.  Ask the students to write ‘C’ for countable nouns and ‘U’ for uncountable nouns.


1.       Water
2.       Fruit
3.       Coconut
4.       Bread
5.       Salt


6.       Meat
7.       Ball
8.       Snake
9.       Glasses
10.   Pen
11.   Milk
12.   Chair
13.   Sofa
14.   Bus


15.   Food
16.   Chocolate
17.   Ship
18.   Juice


19.   Insect
20.   Oil
                       Follow Up

Tell the students to write down at least 10 countable and 10 uncountable nouns in their notebooks which they can see at their homes or in surroundings.

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