Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in CH and SH

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Have you done the dishes? Or closed the hatches? A practice instructional activity invites learners to check 20 words with different endings, and to add either -s or -es to each.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If anyone in the class has a first or last name ending in -sh or -ch, ask if you can use their name as a class example
  • Use as a short quiz to assess prior knowledge before beginning a unit on parts of speech
  • Discuss the word ache and why its etymology technically puts it in this category of nouns; for additional discussion, see what learners think of the word fishes vs. fish as a plural noun
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions are dense and may be difficult for non-native speakers to understand right away
  • The word path may throw learners for a loop, as there is no guidance on handling words with a -th ending
Pros

  • Easy to print, copy, distribute, and assess
  • Comes with a straightforward answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core