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Possessive Nouns - Four in a Row Game

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Google Slide, PDF | 7 pages | Years: 5 - 6

Practise using the correct forms of possessive nouns with an exciting game of Four-in-a-Row!

How Can Students Master Possessive Nouns? That Is the Question!

The first rule for achieving success when learning possessive nouns is to practise, practise, practise. Let us help you by making all that repetition fun and exciting for your students!

What Are Possessive Nouns?

Possessive nouns are nouns that show ownership. That doesn’t seem too hard to teach, right? But when you add in the elements of singular and plural nouns, and nouns that already end in ‘s’, it can get a bit tricky. Students need lots of exposure to keep on top of all the rules! This resource is the perfect English group activity to do just that!

How to Play

  1. Students choose a card and read the sentence. 
  2. They find the matching possessive form on their game board and cover it with a game marker.
  3. Students must connect four squares in a row to win! When the cards run out, they can be reshuffled and used again.

This game, along with some of our other amazing resources, will help your learners master this complex grammar skill. You might also like one of the following:

Download & Print — It’s Child’s Play! 

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  • colour  PDF
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Print the document of your choice and put your students to work! 

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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