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.
Noun PossessivePossessive nouns are Pam Pam’s cat used to show that someone owns cat the cat’s tail something. Sam Sam’s kneeAn apostrophe () is used to show the ownership.
RuleTo show the possessive of singular nouns add s.Examples: Fluffy Fluffy’s tail Sally Sally’s recipe the man the man’s hat the teacher the teacher’s pencil
The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: river river’s edge train train’s wheels sun sun’s heat
Possessive Nouns Rules 1-2Rules To show possession of singular nouns add s. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe (). Examples: runners => runners shoes cows => cows meal trees => trees apples
Possessive Nouns Rule 3 To show possession of plural nouns NOT ending in s add an apostrophe and a s (‘s). teeth => teeth’s fillingschildren => children’s food
Plural PossessivesIf the plural 1 person 1 item 2 people 2 itemsends in s just the boy’s jacket the boys’ jacketsadd anapostrophe. If my parent’s car my parents’ carsthe plural does my boss’s hat my bosses’ hatsnot end in s the woman’s dress the women’s dressesadd an the child’s toy the children’s toysapostrophe and the passerby’s glance the passersby’s glancesan s.
the kid’s bike (I kid, 1 bike)the kids’ bike (2 kids, 1 bike)the kids’ bikes (2 kids, 2 bikes)
ActivitiesPossessive Noun Play (Two Player Tic Tac Toe) http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/possessive_noun/Possessive Nouns (Type in the possessive word) http://18.104.22.168/~getchafr/portfolio/moreatonce/keg/possessive.swfQuiz http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL012/possessives/Exploring for Possessives http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/exploring_possessives/index.html
ActivitiesPossessives (Slideshow with activities) http://www.topel.com/pdf_files/1-12-09/possessives.swf?TRK=Skill Builder (Type in the possessive word) http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/WCN6602/WCN6602.swfGrammar Gold Quizhttp://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/goforgold/co
SmartBoard ActivityApostrophes in Possessive Nouns.notebook
United Streaming Students 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. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guid