Engage your learners with a Google Interactive activity designed to build skill with possessive nouns.
What are Possessive Nouns?
By definition, a possessive noun is any noun that shows possession or ownership. These nouns are created by adding an ‘s or ‘ to the end of a noun, followed by the object being possessed. The concept of possessives is fairly straightforward, and most adults have no trouble grasping it. However, young learners often struggle with possessives more than any other grammatical concept.
This Google Slides Interactive activity is designed to give young learners the opportunity to practice and build skills with possessive nouns. They will sort, write, click, drag, and drop their way to possessive noun mastery.
Through this activity, students will correctly use ‘s and s‘ to indicate ownership in their writing.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Language Arts lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
- Allow students to reference an anchor chart, lesson notes, or reference page while completing the activity.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Have students further their learning by using the possessive in the sentence.
- Engage your fast finishers in additional practice using one of our possessive noun games.
🧑🏫 Group Learning
Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the Download button to get your copy of the Google Slides presentation.
Assign this interactive activity to Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode. Students click/drag/drop to use possessive nouns correctly.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.
While you’re here, check out more activities and teaching resources that fill your lesson plans and students’ brains:
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