Lesson: Singular and Plural Nouns Prepared by: T. Myra A. Alontaga
-Each singular noun has its own plural form.
The teacher will present a piece to the class entitled “English is a Funny Language”. They will be given 5 minutes to read silently. After the given time, they teacher will instruct them to read together.
After reading aloud, the teacher will ask:
*How do you find the piece?
*What is the message of the piece?
*Is there something wrong with our language today?
*What could be the possible reason why there are certain things that the equivalent is not the same as what we think and believe?
B. Building Up
*Try to look at these:
ox-oxen box-boxes lady-ladies key-keys
*Why we cannot say that the plural of ox is oxes where in fact the plural of box is boxes?
*Why is it the plural of key is keys and lady is ladies not ladys?
*What are the explanations behind this mysterious English Language?
-Give me another example of the word which has a unique plural form.
*What could be the reason why there are things that is not ought to be as what we are expected?
*Why we cannot change the word based on our preferences? What will happen if we will change it based on our standard?
*What are the rules that we will consider in changing the singular noun into plural form?
-After that, the teacher will discuss the rules for further explanation.
ROLL THAT DICE
To start, roll the dice and pick a card. You must answer the card by saying and spell the plural noun correctly. If you get it correct then you get to move forward as many spaces as the dice says. BE CAREFUL! If you land on an arrow they must go back one space. The winner is the first person who gets to the end. Good Luck! May the PLURALS be with YOU!
A. Directions: Encircle the correct plural form in each group.
1. giraffies giraffes giraffs
2. journeis journees journeys
3. trophys trophies trophees
4. videos vidious vidieos
5. wrenchies wrenchees wrenches
B. Directions: Classify the nouns in his poem. Write them in the boxes below.
FROM A RAILWAY CARRIAGE
Faster than fairies, faster than witches, Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches; All by himself and gathering brambles;
And charging along like troops in a battle, Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
All through the meadows, the horses and cattle; And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
All of the sights of the hill and the plain Here is a cart run away in the road
Fly as thick as driving rain; Lumping along with man and load;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye, And here is a mill, and there is a river:
Painted stations whistle by. Each is a glimpse and gone forever