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Possessives:

Possessives

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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 musket that belongs to Pa was lost. Pa’s musket was lost.

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An apostrophe (') is used to show the ownership. Rule To show possessive of singular nouns add 's . Examples: Nathan => Nathan's fault Mama => Mama's medicine bag the stranger => the stranger's coat Duffy => Duffy's tail

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The possessive form can also show an feature or characteristic. Examples: floor => the floor’s dirt musket => the musket’s barrel table => the table’s legs medicine bag => the medicine bag’s handle

Practice Write the possessive of each item below.:

Practice Write the possessive of each item below. Example the hat of the boy => the boy’s hat the wegiwa belonging to Ezra ______________________________ The shirt belonging to Nathan ______________________________ The collar belonging to Duffy ______________________________

Remember:

Remember If a singular noun ends in an s you must add an apostrophe and s to make it show possession. Examples the bubbles belonging to molasses => molasses’s bubbles the chain belonging to cross => the cross’s chain

Practice Write the possessive of each item below.:

Practice Write the possessive of each item below. Example the dog belonging to James => James’s dog the ruffle of the dress ______________________________ the money belong to the business ______________________________ the leaves of the cypress ______________________________

Activities:

Activities Activity 2 (Singular Possessives) http://philong.smt.googlepages.com/7.PossessiveAdjectivesandNouns.swf Singular Possessive Nouns http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=WCN6702

Practice:

Practice Turn in your student packet to English Lesson 5 on Singular Possessives page 18. Complete numbers 1-27.

Plural Possessives Rules 1-2:

Plural Possessives Rules 1-2 Rules To show possession of singular nouns add 's. To show possession of plural nouns ending in s add an apostrophe ('). Examples: piglets => piglets' mother Indians => Indians' home settlers => settlers' worry

Activities:

Activities Possessive Noun Play (Two Player Tic Tac Toe with Rules 1 – 3) http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/possessive_noun/ Possessive Nouns (Type in the possessive word) http://74.52.58.98/~getchafr/portfolio/moreatonce/keg/possessive.swf Quiz http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL012/possessives/turtlemc3quiz.swf Exploring for Possessives http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/exploring_possessives/index.html

Practice Write the possessive of each item below.:

Practice Write the possessive of each item below. Example the wegiwas of the Shawnees => the Shawnees’ wegiwas the hats of the settlers ______________________________ the edge of the river ______________________________ the victims of the government agents ______________________________

Practice:

Practice Turn in your student packet to English Lesson 6 on Singular Possessives page 22. Complete numbers 1-30.

Plural Possessives Rule 3:

Plural Possessives Rule 3 To show the possession of a plural noun not ending in s add 's. Example: oxen => oxen's yoke feet => feet's blisters

Activities:

Activities Possessives (Slideshow with activities) http://www.topel.com/pdf_files/1-12-09/possessives.swf?TRK=0 Skill Builder (Type in the possessive word) http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/WCN6602/WCN6602.swf Grammar Gold Quiz http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/goforgold/content_builder/dswmedia/g3c10/nadia.htm

Practice Write the possessive of each item below.:

Practice Write the possessive of each item below. Example the pets of the children => the children’s pets the first snow of winter ______________________________ the innocence of the people ______________________________ the blanket of Job ______________________________

Practice:

Practice Turn in your student packet to English Lesson 7 on Singular Possessives page 26. Complete numbers 1-35.

Plural Possessives Rule 4:

Plural Possessives Rule 4 If there is joint possession, use the correct possessive for only the possessive closest to the noun Ezra and Nathan's friendship grew. Pa was worried about his son and daughter's safety.

Plural Possessives Rule 5:

Plural Possessives Rule 5 If there is a separate possession of the same noun, use the correct possessive form for each word. The Indians’ and the settlers’ excuses were equally false. The fiddlers' and the singers' families went to the fiddler contest.

Plural Possessives Rule 6:

Plural Possessives Rule 6 In a compound construction, use the correct possessive form for the word closest to the noun. Avoid possessives with compound plurals. His father-in-law's wegiwa was made of poplar logs. The Indian scout’s job was to move the Native Americans to the reservation.

SmartBoard Activity:

SmartBoard Activity Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns.notebook