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Irregular Plural Noun Match-Up

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Practice using irregular plural nouns with an Irregular Plural Noun Matching Activity.

No More Plural Worksheets… Let’s Gamify the Classroom!

Drop the plural noun worksheets and get your students’ hands (and brains) on an engaging matching activity. This resource focuses on irregular plural nouns and is a perfect addition to a literacy center, writing station, or guided writing group.

This deck of plural noun cards can serve multiple uses in the classroom. All it takes is a quick change in direction. The resource contains 18 pairs of plural cards, for a total of 36 cards. Some options for play are

  • Concentration/ Memory Game – Students lay out all cards, face down. Take turns flipping cards to match the singular nouns with their irregular plural forms.
  • Go Fish! Game – students use the cards to play the game using traditional Go Fish! Rules.

Through this activity, students will show the ability to use irregular plural nouns in their speaking and writing.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Language Arts lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this Irregular Plurals game to enhance learning through guided Writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by trying to

  • Provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
  • Have students work in pairs to complete the activities. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Encourage your fast finishers to use irregular plural nouns in sentences or stories of their own.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.


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