Irregular Plurals – Targeted Phonics for Small Groups + Intervention


Booklets that teach key phonics principles during small groups. Learn the how and why behind irregular plural nouuns, then practice independently and with a partner.

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These booklets provide targeted instruction for irregular plurals for your upper elementary students. These booklets use a variety of words (single-syllable and multisyllabic) to teach and provide practice for the different irregular plural words. Students will learn the different types of irregular plurals, and will explore and practice the pattern through a mini-lesson, independent practice, and a partner game.

Each Booklet Has:

  • A mini-lesson for the teacher that breaks down the rationale for the focus;
    • Example from a Mini-Lesson: Irregular Plural Nouns are nouns whose plural form doesn’t take the typical –s or –es ending used for most English nouns. This happens for a variety of reasons, but many trace their irregular spellings back to their languages of origin, such as Old English and Latin.
  • I Do, We Do, You Do portion of the mini-lesson
  • “Word Exploration” Activity
  • Independent Practice
  • “Mystery Word” Activity (some booklets)
  • Complete the Word Activity (some booklets)
  • Mini Board Game
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Check out these booklets for targeted instructions on syllable types.
For more tips on how to teach phonics, check out Why I Used to Suck at Teaching Phonics.

Included In This Resource:

  • Teacher Guide
    • Five Booklets (words that don’t change, words that end in -f and -fe, words that change, and two booklets of mixed practice)
  • Answer Key
  • Note: This resource comes as a printable PDF. It is not digital. It is not editable.

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Irregular Plurals – Targeted Phonics for Small Groups + Intervention


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