Subject: ESL/ELL (English Language Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Plural Nouns

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will explore the rules of making nouns plural. Students will practice using the correct spelling of plural nouns.

Know Before You Start: Students should have an understanding of common nouns. You will need a list of common nouns.

Hook: Display the first panel of the sample comic. Encourage students to share what they see in the picture while pointing out new words that may be new to the students. e.g.,

  • I see a ____ in the picture.
  • The word ____ tells me there is one ____.



  • Explain that when we add s to the end of most nouns, it will tell the reader there is more than one object or thing. Guide students through the panels and the ways to make nouns plural. 

  • Provide a list of singular nouns for the students. 

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic showing the plural form of a few of these nouns correctly.

Closure: Have students share their comics aloud in a small group or with a partner. Encourage students to pay attention and listen for plural nouns throughout the school day.


  • Provide sentence stems as needed.

  • Allow students to use the speech to text feature.

  • Allow students to work with a peer model.

  • Provide a list of common nouns and their plural form.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • Provide a list of common nouns and their plural form.

  • Create an anchor chart to post in the classroom as a reference.

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