Lesson Plan

Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe

Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to correctly use possessive apostrophes with singular and plural nouns.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Draw a large apostrophe on the board: the kind with a circle and a curled tail, not just a vertical line.
  • Tell students that this curly symbol has many uses in the English language. Ask students to turn to a neighbor to think of two uses.
  • Share out the uses of the apostrophe (for example, contractions, possession, slang, deleted letters) and give some examples of each.