This illustrated poem about irregular plurals and the crazy English rules will make your students smile. Create a word wall or bulletin board with 7 mini-posters (illustrations of irregular plurals also appearing in the copy me book) The irregular plurals illustrated are: mice, oxen, moose, men, geese, teeth and fish. The mini-posters are in color but you have the option of a black and white set for your students to color. The black and white student book for students to read and color is 13 pages (including the title page).
Here are 3 of the 6 verses of the poem.
We say one goose, two geese.
Tell me, please!
Why not one moose, two meese? (__________)
And if it’s one ox, two oxen,
Why not one box, two boxen? (___________)
Or one fox, two foxen! (____________)
One mouse, two mice. . .
Why not one house, two hice? (____________)
A rule without exceptions would be nice!
Subject: ELA, ESL
Grade level: ELA 2nd – 3rd grade, ESL 2nd-6th grade