Decorate your bankers box with pictures of persons, places, and things.
Ask your students what items could be placed inside this box and have them write that word on the board.
Next ask your students, who buys these items and have them write those words on the board.
Finally ask your students where do these people go to buy the items they have written on the board.
Now go back and review the words on the board and see what they have in common.
Students will catergorize the items that fit in the box as things.
Then the people words as persons and where to buy as places. The teachers should help with the terms to fit the catergory if students have trouble.
The teacher will then communicate to the students that these three catergorize are known as nouns.