Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Plural Nouns topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Singular/Plural
Have your students line up into two equal lines, each student across from another student. Then have one student name a noun out loud and write it on a piece of paper. Then have the opposite student say the plural form out loud and write it down. Have other students in line confirm his or her answer. Go down the line and then swap roles so that each student gets an opportunity to say a singular and plural noun.

Noun Poem

Divide your class into partners and have them create a noun poem together. They should use both singular and plural forms of nouns in their poem. Encourage them to incorporate irregular nouns into their writing. You might want to model an example to use such as “I see one fox,/She sees two foxes,/I found one box,/She finds two boxes.” Partners can write their poems and decorate them, or act them out using props or pictures.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Write a singular noun on the board and then write its plural form incorrectly, such as sheep/sheeps. Ask your students if the form is correct by showing a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Try the activity using different words, occasionally throwing in common misspellings and irregular nouns. Then have student volunteers come up and write singular and plural words on the board to test the class.

 

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