Reading Games Lesson Plan: Singular or plural - adding 's'

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- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan
- Individual Computer Lesson Plan
- Play Singular or Plural Game
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Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Click and drag a singular word up to the singular side of one of the boxes
  • Click and drag its plural up to the plural side of the same box
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Choose, then click and drag a present for Lucy into the present box
  • Repeat for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

Reading words in their singular form and matching them with their correct plural

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, small individual whiteboards with pens or paper and pencils, small card (A4 pdf) showing the letter 's', prepared sheet (A4 pdf) for homework

Learning Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the terms 'singular' and 'plural'
  • To investigate and learn spellings of words with 's' for plurals
  • To read on sight high frequency and familiar words

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to start lesson by explaining in simple terms the words 'singular' and 'plural'.
  • Demonstrate meanings by using pupils, e.g. one boy, two boys, one girl, two girls. Can they hear the 's' at the end of these words?
  • Ask pupils to generate some other words giving both forms, e.g. one cat, two cats.
  • Show the small card (A4 pdf) of letter 's' and explain that we need to put this at the end of words to show more than one.
  • Teacher to load 'Singular or Plural' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain that poor Lucy the elephant is very sad because she is stuck in the zoo! Tell pupils that we can help Lucy by sorting words into singular and plural and if we sort the words correctly we'll be able to give Lucy some presents. This will make poor Lucy happier!
  • Ask the pupils to read the words at the bottom of the reading game. Which words are singular? Which words are plural?
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging a singular word into the left hand side of one of the boxes. Select a pupil to click and drag its plural up to the right hand side of the same box.
  • Continue with the reading game, selecting pupils to come to the interactive whiteboard to click and drag words. Choose different pupils to click and drag presents into the present box.
  • Teaching assistant could work with less able, helping them to find the plural of each word by looking for the 's' at the end.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to call out simple words and ask pupils to write the plural of that word on their individual whiteboards (or use paper and pencils). Teacher to ensure words called out are within the capability of the majority of the class. Teaching assistant could scribe words for the less able.

Literacy Homework

Ask pupils to add the plural for each word on the prepared sheet (A4 pdf).
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Individual Computer / Computer Suite Lesson Plan

Overview

  • Read the words at the bottom of the reading game
  • Click and drag a singular word up to the singular side of one of the boxes
  • Click and drag its plural up to the plural side of the same box
  • Answers are automatically marked
  • Choose, then click and drag a present for Lucy into the present box
  • Repeat for all words until reading game is complete

Context of Lesson

Reading words in their singular form and matching them with their correct plural

Resources Required

Interactive whiteboard, individual computers, pictures (A4 pdf) of objects, prepared sheet (A4 pdf) for homework, word processing programme, extra pictures of objects

Learning Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the terms 'singular' and 'plural'
  • To investigate and learn spellings of words with 's' for plurals
  • To read on sight high frequency and familiar words

Using the Reading Game

  • Teacher to begin lesson by holding up pictures (A4 pdf) of a selection of objects from the reading game, e.g. one elephant, two elephants, one ball, a few balls and explain simply the terms singular and plural. Can they hear the 's' at the end of these words?
  • Ask pupils to generate some other words giving both forms, e.g. one cat, two cats.
  • Teacher to load 'Singular or Plural' reading game on to the interactive whiteboard and explain that poor Lucy the elephant is very sad because she is stuck in the zoo! Tell pupils that we can help Lucy by sorting words into singular and plural and if we sort the words correctly we'll be able to give Lucy some presents. This will make poor Lucy happier!
  • Ask the pupils to read the words at the bottom of the reading game. Which words are singular? Which words are plural?
  • Teacher to model clicking and dragging a singular word into the left hand side of one of the boxes. Select a pupil to click and drag its plural up to right hand side of the box.
  • Explain to pupils that they will now play the reading game on their computers working with a partner. Pupils to take turns in using the mouse and reading the words.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to ensure that the 'Singular or Plural' reading game is ready to play on pupils' computers.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to move around computers giving support where necessary, encouraging turn taking and correct reading and sorting of words.
  • Teacher to explain that pupils who have finished the reading game can come and collect extra pictures of objects (singular only) and using a word processing programme to type the singular word and for their partner to type its plural.
  • Teacher and teaching assistant to assist with loading the word processor programme.
  • PLENARY: Teacher to repeat opening activity, but this time in reverse, i.e. showing a picture of more than one object and asking pupils to call out the singular word.

Literacy Homework

On prepared sheet (A4 pdf), ask pupils to draw a picture of a singular object and then to draw its plural.
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Singular or Plural
Game 1

Sort the words into singular or plural. Match the singular with its plural and choose presents for Lucy.

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