Spelling Rule Exceptions for Plural Nouns: Words That End in X and Z

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Pizzas is correct, not pizzaes. So why is sixes correct and not sixs? Sort out any grammar confusion with a worksheet on pluralizing nouns that end in -z or -x.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project onto the board and see if anyone in the class already knows how to make each noun plural
  • Include in a beginning or end-of-year language arts assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Many listed words do not follow the grammar rule in the instructions (e.g. whiz, taxi); provide clarification for learners who struggle with irregular nouns
  • Check to see if the instructions are readable when printed in black and white
Pros

  • Answer key makes assessment easy
  • Provides the grammar rule for a concept that advanced readers may know intuitively, but beginning readers may not yet grasp
Cons

  • None
Common Core