Friday, February 24, 2012

Posting Plurals

In preparation for the writing test, plurals is the topic of the day. Here's a simple way to practice plurals with your kids that costs only cents. What you will need:

1. Sentence strips
2. Markers
3. List of nouns that follow the rules.

What you do:

1. Write the noun on the sentence strip.
2. Fold the right hand corner to cover up whatever gets taken away on the reform of the word.
3. Write the new ending that makes the word plural.

See pictures below!
Before the flaps are folded down.
After the flaps are folded down (minus the first one).

You could even have your children make their own. You really can use any type of paper and any noun! Simple and cheap!

Make on.


  1. Hi.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I pinned your picture from this post and it was repinned 63 times. I thought you might want to know.
    Terje (grade 3/4 teacher)

    1. Thanks for the support! There will be a lot more to come, I'm just getting started :).


    2. My 10 yr. Old is really struggling with pluralist. This is a great idea. How to I actually "use" it in practice with her? Thanks Mom who needs the help!

    3. I have my kids make them and then flip the plural part backwards...then they quiz each other. Kind of like flash cards! :) Hope this helps!

  2. So smart!
    I'll have to remember this for my future classroom.

    Ashley :-)

  3. What a cute idea!
    Will share it with all the Primary School teachers I know - and not only!

  4. this is a very good and simple method thik u

  5. Thank you for sharing! That's what makes teacher's special! Selflessness!!

  6. We've been going foldable happy in Room 202 and this will certainly get added to the list.

  7. Love this idea and my second graders do too! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great to put in a lap book! Thanks.

  9. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amazing and simple :) Again I thank you for your wonderful ideas <3

  11. This is simply superb. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I'm thinking about using some construction paper pieces or even regular notebook paper. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Very simple and cute idea. Primary students like colors and easy to remember. I will use it to my 5th graders

  14. Its wonder ful idea can you plz post some of this actually I'll b starting with nouns for grade 1

  15. I am so doing this and putting then on a ring so that the kids can flip through them during word work! Such a easy/cheap/effective idea! Thanks!
    Mattie Owens
    2nd grade

  16. I love this activity. It will be perfect for introduction into plural nouns. Thanks for sharing.