Activities to Teach Students About Irregular Plurals: Select the Word That Matches the Picture
As an educator, teaching grammar can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to teaching irregular plurals. Irregular plurals are words that do not follow the standard rules of adding “-s” or “-es” to make them plural. Instead, they usually change the spelling or have a different word altogether. An example of an irregular plural is the word “child,” which changes to “children” instead of “childs.”
Fortunately, there are many fun activities to help students learn irregular plural nouns. One activity is “select the word that matches the picture.” This activity uses pictures and irregular plural nouns to help students better understand the concept. Here’s how to get started:
1. Choose a list of irregular plural nouns that are appropriate for the grade level you’re teaching. Some examples include:
– Fish/Fish (yes, this is an irregular plural because the word “fish” stays the same whether it’s singular or plural!)
2. Print out pictures of each of the nouns on your list. You can use clip art or find pictures online for free.
3. Show each picture to your students one at a time and ask them to shout out the plural form of the noun.
4. Once your students have said the plural form of the noun, show them a list of words that includes the singular and plural forms of each irregular noun you’ve chosen.
5. Ask your students to choose the word on the list that matches the picture they just saw. For example, if you showed them a picture of a child, they would choose the word “children” from the list.
6. If you have a Smartboard or some other interactive whiteboard, you can make the activity more engaging by having your students come to the board and drag and drop the correct word onto the picture.
7. Continue this activity with each picture until your students have correctly matched all of the irregular plural nouns to their corresponding words.
This activity is a fun and interactive way to teach students about irregular plurals. By using pictures, you’ll be able to keep your students engaged and interested in the lesson. Plus, they’ll be able to associate the visual with the irregular plural noun, which will help them remember it in the future.