Words Their Way: Plurals
Directions:  Put each word sort words on a small index card or piece ofpaper.  Mix up the words and then have your child categorize them. Discuss.  Practice writing words in ABC order, drawing or acting outwords, make a board game, etc.  Use your imagination and create games tohelp make spelling skills strong and have fun doing it.  It makeswonderful, positive memories of school, learning, and spelling. :-)

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Word List 1: ch + es
arches, watches, coaches, couches, inches, peaches, notches, lunches, switches, churches, branches, benches

Word List 2: sh + es
bushes, dishes, flashes, brushes, ashes, wishes, crashes, leashes, lashes

Word List 3: ss + es
bosses, classes, glasses, crosses, guesses, kisses, passes, dresses, guesses

Word List 4: x + es
foxes, boxes, taxes, axes, mixes

Word List 5: s + es
gases, buses

Word List 6: y + s
plays, stays, trays, donkeys, monkeys, jockeys, turkeys, volleys, valleys, enjoys, obeys, decays

Word List 7: Change the y to i and add es, if it follows a consonant
* flies, friends, cries, tries, skies, spies, dries, babies, berries, bodies, bunnies, cities, copies, counties, fairies, duties, daisies, guppies, ladies, parties, pennies, ponies, supplies, puppies, bullies, hobbies, spies, skies, stories, buddies, sixties
* goalies, taxies, movies, cookies (Oddball words for this list)

Word List 8: f to ves
wives, knives, leaves, loaves, lives, wolves, calves, elves, scarves, selves, shelves