Lesson Plan

More Than One

Let’s get reading and writing! In this lesson, students learn to form and recognize regular plural nouns. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Students will work with counting collections to write sentences about the objects they count.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Plural Nouns pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the All About Plural Nouns pre-lesson.

Children practice reading and writing about more than one object in this grammar lesson all about plural nouns. Geared toward kindergarten and first grade learners, this lesson plan is a great way to review the definition of “nouns” and help young learners understand the difference between singular and plural nouns. Children will practice counting various objects, writing out both the number and corresponding plural noun, and then reading aloud what they wrote, touching each word as they read.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize and form regular plural nouns.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments


(5 minutes)
Read About Plurals
  • Show students one pencil. Ask them what it is.
  • Write “pencil” on the board.
  • Now show students two pencils. Ask them what they are.
  • Write “pencils” on the board.
  • Ask students what the difference between the two words are. Point out that one has an “s” and the other doesn’t. The “s” tells that there is more than one pencil.


  • Collect additional objects that are familiar to students.
  • Have students turn and talk to share the name of each object with a partner.


  • Have students repeat after you the name of each object.
  • Invite students to come up and circle the new ending of each plural noun on the board.