Skill: Spelling rule regarding plural endings


When you change the form of a word to make it plural (more than one) follow this rule: Words ending with a consonant + y, change y to i and add es.

Ex: Look at the word “puppy”, it ends with consonant “p” + y, apply the spelling rule (change y to i and add es) = puppies


Read the words listed below.

bunny image bunnies image
army armies
baby babies
body bodies
bunny bunnies
candy candies
daddy daddies
family families
fly flies
kitty kitties
lady ladies
lilly lillies
mommy mommies
party parties
puppy puppies
sky skies
spy spies
supply supplies


Plural endings:
If the word ends in a vowel + y, add s to the word.
Example: key      keys

key image keys image
bay bays
day days
key keys
kidney kidneys
tray trays
way ways

Dictation/Spelling Practice for Plurals (-y).

Review the spelling rule regarding “y”.

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Read these sentences.

cat image Make a simple illustration of one of these sentences. If you have time for more elaborate art, use the back of this paper.