March 22, 2017
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By Lily Jones

Lesson plan

Let’s Get Irregular

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Students will be able to form irregular plural nouns.

(5 minutes)
  • Write the word “elf” on the board. Ask, “What do you call more than one elf?”
  • After students answer, write the word “elves” on the board.
  • Explain that regular plural nouns end with “s” but Irregular plural nounsFollow different rules.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that the when nouns end with “f,” their plural form ends with “-ves.”
  • Have students brainstorm a few words that end with “f” and make the plural forms together (leaf, loaf, half, etc.)
  • Now tell students that when nouns end with “y” there are two rules to make the plural form:
  • If a vowel comes before the "y," add an "s."
  • If a consonant comes before the "y," you drop the "y" and add an "ies."
  • Show a few examples of these rules (spy, library, toy, etc.).
  • Finally, tell students that there are additional types of irregular plural nouns, like fish and people.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out index cards to the students and have them write as many irregular plural nouns as they can (one per card).
  • When students finish, they can trade their cards with a partner to check their work.
  • After the entire class is finished, call on a few students to share some of the plural nouns they formed.
(15 minutes)
  • Pass out Plural Noun Sort and Getting Irregular worksheets. Have students complete the worksheets independently.
  • Enrichment:Have students write sentences featuring irregular plural nouns.

  • Support:Help students to see the rules of irregular plural nouns by underlining the ending of the nouns.
(5 minutes)
  • Assess students’ understanding by observing how they are forming irregular plural nouns and how they are distinguishing between regular and irregular plural nouns.
  • Pay attention to their work on the worksheets, particularly how they are writing plural nouns.
(5 minutes)

Have students popcorn share irregular plural nouns.

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