Understanding Nouns - Part Two

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Grade Level
High School
Special Education
Length of Time
45 minutes

This is part two in Understanding Nouns. This lesson covers singular and plural nouns.


To understand how to change singular nouns into plural nouns

Materials Needed

Worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers or pens


First, you will go over singular and plural nouns and how to identify nouns. Then, you can pass out the worksheet for the students to do them independently. After that, you can pick up the papers and grade them. Study Sheet On Singular and Plural Nouns

Singular Nouns

Singular nouns are nouns that name one person, place, or thing.

Here are some examples of singular nouns: tomato, boy, girl, toy, game, cat, and dog.

Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns are nouns that name more than one noun. You ad β€œes” or β€œs” to the end of the noun to make it plural.

Here are some examples of plural nouns: tomatoes, boys, girls, toys, games, cats, and dogs.

How to Identify Nouns

Nouns are easy to identify because of the words that precede them. Words such as a, an, or the always precede a noun. You use the word "a" before a noun that begins with a consonant.

For example, a ball, a hat, etc. You use the word "an" before a noun that begins with a vowel. For example, an apple, an egg, etc.

Worksheet - Singular and Plural Nouns

Directions: Change the following singular nouns to plural nouns. 1. movie


2. baby


3. team


4. catch


5. bird


6. fish


7. toy


8. ball


9. box


10. bus


Directions: Underline the plural nouns in these sentences.

1. The girls had a double date last night..

2. The football players played in their

first tournament.

3. The cats chased each other around the house.

4. The birds covered the front yard.

5. The squirrels came and eat their peanuts.

6. The baseball flew over the fence, and the boys ran to get it.

Directions: Underline the plural nouns.

1. The dogs chased the squirrel over the fence.

2. The computer printers didn't work. One was out of ink, and the other one stalled.

3. Fluffy likes to play with her toys. She has a plastic ball and shoe

4. Their mother said, "Girls, it's time for supper.

5. The neighbor's dogs barked all night long and kept us awake.

6. The children picked up their toys before bedtime.

7. The women gathered for a baby shower.

8. The school buses were late this morning.

9. The men gathered for their bowling tournament.

10. The fish swam around the pond.


You can grade the students on the total number correct out of the total number possible.

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