Audioboo – Time for Grammar – Nouns and Naming Words

We are learning about nouns and naming words.

A noun is the name of anything.


Sometimes it is helpful to say

‘If I can take a photograph of something, it is a noun’.

But this is not always true.

Some nouns would be hard to take pictures of.

Many of these special nouns end in -ness.

For example: happiness and sadness.

These special nouns are called ‘abstract’ nouns.


Love is a noun but it would be hard to take a picture of it.

Clara drew of picture of what love means to her.

Nicole also drew one.

So did Niamh.


Learn a little more about nouns that you could not take a photograph of!


We gave examples of nouns we knew on this Audioboo:


These are nouns you could not take a photograph of:


Abstract Nouns – Part 2

Senan drew a picture to illustrate the abstract noun ‘sound’.

It would be challenging to take a photograph of a ‘noise’ or a ‘sound’.

2 thoughts on “Audioboo – Time for Grammar – Nouns and Naming Words

  1. Greetings from the USA!
    Thank you so very much for posting messages on our class blog. That was very thoughtful. I am browsing your web page, and I must say that I am very impressed! You have inspired me to investigate AudioBoo as a way to document what we are learning. I decided to leave a note on this page because I have been thinking a lot lately about abstract nouns. On Monday, our country honored the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. I hope you will listen to his “I Have A Dream” speech and listen for the words “freedom”, “hope”, and “justice”. Thank you again for you note.
    Kelley Theodocion

  2. Thank you too for your encouraging comments.
    Today we enjoyed reading Heidi’s New Year’s Resolution to paint more.
    We have left a comment on her blog.

    Glad you saw the potential of Audioboo.
    It is very uncomplicated to use, which is one of the reasons I like to use it.
    The community there and those who manage the site are very helpful and friendly too.

    I in turn, saw the potential of ‘Word Mover’ on your blog
    and intend to use it with my class.

    With every good wish and thank you again
    Merry Beau

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