Presentation on theme: "By Lauren Gorski. What Is a Possessive Noun? Singular Possessives Definition and Examples Plural Possessives Definition and Examples Concept Map Independent."— Presentation transcript:
What Is a Possessive Noun? Singular Possessives Definition and Examples Plural Possessives Definition and Examples Concept Map Independent Practice Activity
Possessive nouns are nouns that use an apostrophe to show ownership of something. Example: Ms. Gorskis lesson Ms. Gorskis is an example of a possessive noun because Ms. Gorski owns the lesson she created. There are two types of possessive nouns: singular possessive and plural possessive.
Definition: – Singular possessive nouns are singular nouns (one person, place, or thing) that use an apostrophe and an s to show their ownership of something. – The apostrophe always comes before the s. Examples: – the cats toy Meaning: the toy belongs to one cat. – the girls lunchbox Meaning: the lunchbox belongs to one girl. If the singular noun already has an s on the end, still add an apostrophe s. – Example: Jesss baseball bat Meaning: the baseball bat belongs to Jess.
Definition: – Plural possessive nouns are plural nouns (more than one person, place, or thing) that use an apostrophe to show their ownership of something. – Heres the tricky part: Sometimes the apostrophe comes before the s and sometimes it comes after! Example: – the cats toy Meaning: the toy belongs to more than one cat. Remember: Some plural nouns are not just singular nouns + s (like cat and cats) but instead are spelled differently. – Example: mouse (singular) mice (plural) Add an apostrophe s to these nouns to make them plural possessive. – Example: the mices hole (plural possessive) Meaning: the hole belongs to the mice. If the plural possessive noun has an s on the end already, just add an apostrophe after the s. – Example: wolf (singular) wolves (plural) – Example continued: the wolves prey (plural possessive) Meaning: the prey belongs to the wolves.
First, read the following directions and raise your hand if you need a printed copy of this lesson: Click the picture of the red van and watch the animation until it stops. Click where it says Power Proofreading, click here. After that, type your name in the box and click Go. Close the How to Start menu that pops up. Click on Grade 8 (the blue folder on the right). Choose the passage Dimes for Rhymes. Click Play! To complete the activity, read the passage first. Then click on the singular and plural possessive nouns that are incorrect. Use the keyboard to correct these nouns, then click Ok! There is a ding sound when you are correct, and a boing sound when you are incorrect and need to try again. There are 8 errors in the passage, and they will be highlighted for you when you find and correct them all. Once you finish, begin the Possessive Noun Practice handout. Click here to begin the activity.