When making words plural, why do you add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do you know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does the word knife become knives?
You can unravel these mysteries with six scoops of ice cream. Just click the play button below for a yummy treat, and then read on for free printable spelling rule posters and sample lessons!
Whether you prefer your ice cream in dishes or in cones or with one cherry or two cherries, these tasty guidelines will help you spell plurals correctly every time.
Tips and tricks like these are taught throughout the All About Spelling program. Want to see more? Download these free resources to see just how easy teaching spelling rules can be.
Download All About Spelling Level 1, Step 23.
This lesson from All About Spelling Level 1 shows how we teach kids to make words plural by adding either S or ES.
Download All About Spelling Level 5, Step 17.
In this lesson from All About Spelling Level 5, you can see how we teach kids to pluralize words that end in F and FE.
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