Understanding the function of nouns is a crucial part of reading and writing fluency. This guided lesson focuses on the types of nouns kids are most likely to come across in third grade texts. Designed by our curriculum experts, the lesson provides grammar instruction and examples to support learning. For more practice, see the nouns worksheets recommended to go along with this lesson.
Are your students confusing plural noun endings? Use this worksheet to help them with noun pluralization patterns! Students will put on their detective hats as they search for clues in singular nouns that will help them determine the correct plural form.
Plural nouns are simple enough—just add an –s to indicate that there is more than person, place, or thing. Except, there are many instances where this isn't the case, like if the singular noun already ends in –s (or –f, –y, and –z). There are other strange exceptions, too. Kids will easily memorize the weird rules of plural nouns with the many resources on this subject in the Learning Library.
Convenient Third Grade Resources on Plural Nouns
Nouns—a person, place or thing—encompass many objects and subjects. The Education.com sources on plural nouns for third graders take a microscope to this broad component of grammar.
Interacting With Plural Nouns is a lesson plan that looks closely at plurals. A noun becomes plural by adding an –s at the end of the word, but there are other confusing rules students should memorize.The teacher-created plan explores both regular and irregular plural noun forms (like in mice, children and teeth). The popular plan All About Nouns teaches third graders how to recognize nouns in a sentence.
The printable worksheets utilize repetition, visuals and other academic methods to help kids learn. The printout Plural Nouns instructs third graders to make nouns plural by adding –es, –ies or –ves. Other practice sheets direct students to pinpoint plural and singular nouns through the context of different sentences. There is also a guided lesson that's complete with five different printable activities to support learning from multiple angles. An online exercise provides instant feedback so kids know if they grasp how nouns function. These tools and more make learning about plural nouns a breeze for third graders and their teachers.