2 Example: The paintbrush that belonged to the artist was lost. Words that show ownership are called possessive nouns.A noun is possessive if a phrase can be changed to say that an item or idea belongs to someone else.Example: The paintbrush that belonged to the artist was lost.The artist’s paintbrush was lost.
3 Noun Possessive Pam Pam’s cat cat the cat’s tail Sam Sam’s knee Possessive nouns are used to show that someone owns something.An apostrophe (') is used to show the ownership.
4 RuleTo show the possessive of singular nouns add 's.Examples: Fluffy Fluffy’s tailSally Sally’s recipethe man the man’s hatthe teacher the teacher’s pencil
5 The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: river river’s edgetrain train’s wheelssun sun’s heat
7 Possessive Nouns Rules 1-2 To show possession of singular nouns add 's. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe ('). Examples: runners => runners' shoescows => cows' mealtrees => trees' apples
8 Possessive Nouns Rule 3To show possession of plural nouns NOT ending in s add an apostrophe and a s (‘s).teeth => teeth’s fillingschildren => children’s food
9 Plural PossessivesIf the plural ends in s just add an apostrophe. If the plural does not end in s add an apostrophe and an s.1 person 1 item2 people 2 itemsthe boy’s jacketthe boys’ jacketsmy parent’s carmy parents’ carsmy boss’s hatmy bosses’ hatsthe woman’s dressthe women’s dressesthe child’s toythe children’s toysthe passerby’s glancethe passersby’s glances
10 the kid’s bike (I kid, 1 bike) the kids’ bike (2 kids, 1 bike)the kids’ bikes (2 kids, 2 bikes)
11 ActivitiesPossessive Noun Play (Two Player Tic Tac Toe)Possessive Nouns (Type in the possessive word)QuizExploring for Possessives
12 ActivitiesPossessives (Slideshow with activities)Skill Builder (Type in the possessive word)Grammar Gold Quiz
13 SmartBoard ActivityApostrophes in Possessive Nouns.notebook
14 United StreamingStudents learn about nouns, as well as the history, language, and culture of ancient Egypt when they follow the fast-paced adventures of a "pentastic" foursome to Egypt after a stopover at Graceland. Seemingly ordinary writing implements named Florentina, Arturo, Buzz, and Penny come to life and try to stop a smelly Dark Marker from taking over the world by solving clues based on good grammar.