Teaching Resource

Apostrophe of Possession Card Game

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: 2 - 4

An interactive card game for students to play to reinforce their understanding of the apostrophe of possession.

This card game has been designed to reinforce your students’ understanding of the apostrophe of possession, as well as developing their higher-order thinking skills. Perfect for use during your writing centers!

Print out the score sheets and accompanying playing cards. This will allow for repeated use.

Students will take turns to create a phrase by flipping over a People card, an Apostrophe card, and an Object card. They must discuss and decide whether the phrase created makes logical sense. For example, the phrase ‘my uncles’ hat’ does not make logical sense, as it is highly unlikely that many uncles would share one hat. However, the phrase ‘the woman’s car’ does make logical sense, as one woman is likely to own one car.

The first player to create three logical phrases (after both players have had an equal number of turns) is the winner!

More comprehensive instructions on how to play the game are included in the resource.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

Teach Starter Publishing
Published by Teach Starter Publishing
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Comments & Reviews

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

Suggest a change

Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!

Report an Error

You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...


Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are logged in to your account
  2. Check that you have a paid subscription
  3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

Contact us

More time-saving Writing Center Activities resources!

Show more Writing Center Activities resources