In this activity students determine whether or not words end in 's' or 'es.'Children can try sorting the words into the correct column in the table before trying to finish off the words correctly with either -s or -es.
The Magic Plural Pot transforms the singular into the plural! Here is a fun way to introduce the spelling rule for adding -s and -es to plurals. Drop a singular image card into the pot, say the magic words, pull out the plural image and use the posters to help apply the spelling rule to the new image.
This resource includes an outline on how to use the printables for a whole class introduction to the lesson, posters that display the spelling rules, two worksheets and some ideas for extension.
The image cards that are dropped into the Magic Plural Pot are included with and without labels so that you can differentiate the level of challenge for your class.
This Word Sort helps students work out which words take the s plural and which use es. Word Sorts are an excellent way to encourage students to look ‘inside’ words and think ‘why’. In the early stages they can be whole class activities: later group or individual. As a group exercise it works best with mixed ability groups. Encourage students to use correct terminology when discussing ideas.
Children sort the dinosaurs into meat eaters or plant eaters (there are clues on the pictures!) They can then stick them or just place them in the right column on the table and then color in the bar chart to reflect their results.
Simple Excel sheet which generates a new random two digit number whenever you press F9 on your keyboard. The colours can be changed by simply changing the fill or text colour of the relevant cells so you can make it as exciting and bright as you want!
Generates a new multiplication number sentence every time you press the F9 button. Currently multiplies a number between 3 and 9 by a number between 1 and 15, but this can be changed.
If you highlight cells B2 to F2 and then make the text black so you can see it, just replace the numbers with other numbers to make the multiplication sentences harder or easier. But don't forget to change the colour of the text back!
If you are doing this as a whole class activity, you can check your answers just by scrolling down.
i have made some tricky / common exception word watches. There are some flash cards and also some sheets with our words to find.
One idea is to give children a selection of watch sand ask them t find a friend and mark it off one of the sheets(they are in groups of 5)
a watch a day. i was colour in a star each time they say the word correctly!
Over to you!
i have uploaded two sets- they are in different orders (i think!)
at least 20 watches, 20 flash cards and tick sheets with 5 per sheet
one set of flash cards comic sans- other set twinkle font, similar to sassoon