1st Grade - Singular And Plural Nouns

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Grammar
Singular and plural nouns
Identify and correctly use singular and plural nouns
The student will be able to identify a singular noun (person, place, or thing) and they will be able to identify a plural noun (more than one –person, place, or thing).
 
 

Building Blocks/Prerequisites

 

Sample Problems

(1)

A noun is a _________, _____________, or ____________.

(person, place, or thing)

(2)

List 3 places.

(3)

Name 5 things.

(4)

Who are the people in your family?

(5)

Look around the room and draw a picture of 3 nouns.

Learning Tips

(1)

Noun Sort: For this activity you will need to create words cards. I recommend using blank index cards. On one side write a variety of nouns (people, places, things). Make some of the nouns singular and some plural. For the first part of this activity, have your child read the words on the cards and have your child draw a matching picture on the back of the card. Discuss the concept of plural and singular nouns with your child. After they have completed all of their pictures, mix the cards up and then have them sort the cards into two groups (singular and plural) nouns. Encourage your child to sort the cards by using the words only. If they need assistance, then have them use the pictures.

(2)

Memory Match: For this activity, you can use blank index cards, cut in half. On one side of the card, write a singular noun and have your child draw a picture above the word on the same side of the card. On another card, write the plural form of the same noun and have your child draw another picture to match the plural noun. After you have completed this with several nouns, mix up the cards, place them face down on a table, and proceed to play Memory. Instead of finding exact matches, your child will need to find the singular and plural form of a noun to make a pair.

(3)

Bingo: You can make your own bingo game with singular and plural nouns on the cards. Use the link below to create the noun bingo cards. You can use buttons or coins for markers on the cards.

http://bingocardtemplate.com/


(4)

List/Chart: Post a large piece of paper in an easily locatable place. Separate the paper into two sides by drawing a line down the middle. Label the top of each side of the paper with the words singular and plural. Make this list accessible to all family members. Encourage your family to be on the lookout for nouns. Each time they find one have them decide if it is singular or plural and write it in the corresponding category. Next, ask your child to write either the plural or singular counterpart to the word that was placed on the list. Challenge your family to find as many nouns as possible by the end of the week.

(5)

I Spy: This activity is a great deal of fun and can be done anywhere. It is played just as the typical "I Spy" game is played. However only nouns can be spied. Also when a person states "I Spy, with my little eye..._____” your child should also identify if it is singular or plural noun.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The dog is happy.

(2)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The cats were under the chair.

(3)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The ________ has a hole in it.

(4)

A singular noun means there are _____ of something. (one)

(5)

A plural noun means there are ______ of something. (more than one)

(6)

A noun is a _______, __________, or a thing. (person, place)

(7)

A person’s name is a ________ noun. (proper)

(8)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

That radio is loud.

(9)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The penguins wanted to eat the fish.

(10)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The ________ was broken, so we couldn’t take a picture.

(11)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The grass made me itchy.

(12)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The books were on the table.

(13)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The _______ was looking for food.

(14)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The raccoon was fat.

(15)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The animals hid under the tree stump.

(16)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The _______ lost his blanket.

(17)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The ________was made of chocolate.

(18)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The boy had red socks.

(19)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The candle was hot.

(20)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The teacher was quiet.

(21)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The teachers told the kids to be quiet.

(22)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

I see a __________ outside.

(23)

Underline the noun in the sentence below.

The red ball went flat.

(24)

Circle the singular noun in the sentence. Underline the plural noun.

The songs the girl sang were beautiful.

(25)

Fill in the blank with the missing noun.

The ________ is broken.

 

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