Cover Up 

Make a deck of cards with the following words: a, one, two, three, and many. Then have children write the spelling words kites, frogs, and cups on strips of paper or oak tag, leaving enough room at the end of the strip to make a flap that will fold over and cover the letter s. Next, have children work in pairs. One child puts one of the spelling words on the table. The other places one of the words from the first deck in front of it. Then the first child must read aloud the words, deciding whether to uncover the s in the spelling word or leave it in its singular form. For example, if the words three and cup are put together, the s should be uncovered to make the phrase three cups. Have children read aloud each completed phrase.

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