Lesson 4.3 Noun Pluralization and Spelling: Y-Endings

downloadable y-endings worksheet

 

key words: spelling, nouns, suffixes, morphology

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2f Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2d Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. 

 

You know that the main way we pluralize nouns is to add an –s to the noun. But sometimes we have to change the spelling of the original noun when adding the –s. Let’s figure out some of the patterns of these spelling changes.

 

1. Give the plural forms of these words.

 

baby

party

spy

family

city

Write a rule to describe the spelling pattern. “When the word ends in ____, then you _____.

 

2. Now consider these words and give their plural forms.

 

            day

            turkey

            boy

            freeway

            monkey

 

Write a rule to describe the spelling pattern of these kinds of words. Be sure that your rule is as simple as it can be while still describing all of the data.