Making Plurals<br />
Which of these words are plurals?<br />worm’s   cat’s   dog’s boy’s    girl’s<br />
Have a look at these words.What do you notice about them.tigers       lions     bearswitches  watches    matches<br />
Learning Objective<br />We are going to learn about singular and plural and how there is  short plural suffix and a long p...
Read each of the sentencesUnderline the words that are singularDraw a ring around words that are plural.Here is an example...
Each of these words is a plural.<br />Decide whether the word has the shorter or the longer plural suffix.<br />Try to wor...
Each of these words is a plural.<br />Decide whether the word has the shorter or the longer plural suffix.<br />Try to wor...
Remember:<br />Always use the short form of the plural <s>  if you can get away with it!<br />
pen<br />parrot<br />witch<br />
word		 sum<br /> prefix      arrow       kiss      march<br /><ul><li>Count the number of syllables in the singular.
Count the number of syllables in the plural.
Just use the short form<s> if there are the same amount of syllables in the singular as in the plural.
Use the long form <-es> if there is one more syllable in the plural than the singular.</li></li></ul><li>Each of the print...
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  • Remember , when an extra syllable is added the long plural &lt;-es&gt; is used
  • Read the ‘Greedy Apostrophe’ to explain further about not using apostrophes for plurals.
  • Ask children to make the plurals
  • I have photocopiable worksheets fpr this activity or there are some in the kitsRemember the rule that if the &lt;y&gt; changes to an &lt;i&gt; you use the long plural
  • There is a copy of this in the kit
  • Plurals

    1. 1. Making Plurals<br />
    2. 2. Which of these words are plurals?<br />worm’s cat’s dog’s boy’s girl’s<br />
    3. 3. Have a look at these words.What do you notice about them.tigers lions bearswitches watches matches<br />
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    5. 5. Learning Objective<br />We are going to learn about singular and plural and how there is short plural suffix and a long plural suffix.<br /> Remember:<br /> NEVER USE AN APOSTROPHE ‘ TO MAKE A PLURAL!!!<br />
    6. 6. Read each of the sentencesUnderline the words that are singularDraw a ring around words that are plural.Here is an example:Five elephants are under the tableThere are two schools in our townGive a box of chocolates to your friendToo many cooks spoil the brothMy hen has laid eggs in the kitchenHow many players are there in the team?All homes should have a computer<br />
    7. 7. Each of these words is a plural.<br />Decide whether the word has the shorter or the longer plural suffix.<br />Try to work out the pattern which decides whether or not a word has the longer form of the suffix.<br />
    8. 8. Each of these words is a plural.<br />Decide whether the word has the shorter or the longer plural suffix.<br />Try to work out the pattern which decides whether or not a word has the longer form of the suffix.<br />
    9. 9. Remember:<br />Always use the short form of the plural <s> if you can get away with it!<br />
    10. 10. pen<br />parrot<br />witch<br />
    11. 11. word sum<br /> prefix arrow kiss march<br /><ul><li>Count the number of syllables in the singular.
    12. 12. Count the number of syllables in the plural.
    13. 13. Just use the short form<s> if there are the same amount of syllables in the singular as in the plural.
    14. 14. Use the long form <-es> if there is one more syllable in the plural than the singular.</li></li></ul><li>Each of the printed words is a singular. You have to build its pluralDecide whether the word has the shorter or the longer plural suffix.Write the finished plural in the column next to the word.Use a flow chart to check your answer.<br />
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    17. 17. parties<br />party <br /> puppy<br />lady<br />puppies<br />ladies<br />

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