Your students will absolutely love learning all about the difference between possessive nouns and contractions with this high-interest apostrophes grammar lesson that is ready to teach and SO engaging. Teaching grammar skills is SO MUCH FUN with Giggles and Grammar!
What are possessive nouns and contractions?
A is a noun that shows ownership. A is a word made by shortening or combining two words.
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Tell me more about this possessive nouns and contractions lesson!
This resource includes 15 teaching slides focusing on using apostrophes in contractions and possessive nouns. The slides have been carefully designed to introduce the new grammar concept, give opportunities for guided practice, provide partner talk prompts, and end with independent practice ideas for journals.
There’s no prep required, just start the presentation and go!
What’s included in this possessive nouns vs. contractions lesson?
- Step-by-step slides to introduce the difference between contractions possessive nouns and practice finding/using them in engaging activities.
- INTRODUCE IT – Define and explore the new grammar skill
- PAUSE & PONDER – Work as a group to fix engaging examples
- TURN & TALK – Partner questions to reinforce the new skills
- BREAK IT UP – Practice making and breaking apart contractions
- YOUR TURN TO GIGGLE – Use a picture to try out your new grammar skills in action. Then, follow the journaling prompt to tie it all together.
Are student worksheets included?
This lesson includes only the teaching slides and group activities. However, the final slide(s) include samples for students to correct in a notebook, and an engaging journal prompt. Coordinating student worksheets about contractions and possessive nouns can be found HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: The sentences and examples in this lesson are SILLY… very silly! Be prepared for a classroom full of giggles as you explore contractions and possessive nouns,.
Google Slides: Includes text boxes if you’d like students to type in answers.
PowerPoint: Embedded slides for projecting.
The document is NOT editable.
Grade Levels: This resource is best for grades 3 and up.
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This apostrophes lesson is sure to bring out the giggles in your classroom – it’s such a FUN way to explore grammar!
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