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Possessives Teaching Presentation

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

Teach your students to use the correct forms of possessive nouns with an interactive teaching presentation.

Teaching Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns is Tough!

Teaching students the rules of possessive nouns can be a daunting task. Students are often confused by the complex grammar and unsure how to apply it correctly. This engaging and interactive presentation simplifies this tough grammar topic. It focuses on two rules: adding an apostrophe in the right place and determining when to use apostrophe s,  or just an apostrophe at the end of a noun.

Inside this presentation, you’ll find seventeen slides packed with instructional information, images, and many examples showing how to use s and ‘s correctly. This interactive presentation contains practice questions, opportunities for discussion, and quick formative knowledge checks throughout.

This teaching presentation and your teaching skills will teach your students 

  • what a possessive noun is
  • what a possessive noun does
  • when to use apostrophe s
  • when to use an apostrophe after s
  • how to use correct punctuation in singular and plural possessive nouns,

And a lot more! 

With beautiful images, helpful examples of possessives, and interactive slides, this lesson will simplify a difficult topic while teaching students how to use possessives with confidence.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

This teaching presentation is designed to run at your students’ speed. Teach it as quickly or as slowly as you need to, and adjust accordingly.

A few ideas for differentiation are

Above-Level 

Provide the student(s) with shorter time frames to write their answers on their whiteboards or have them answer in complete sentences.

Below-Level

Disable the embedded timer in the presentation and have your students answer at their own pace. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint, or Google Slides versions of this resource. 

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. 

Alternatively, print slides use them for 


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