I created this packet to help my students understand and use common and proper nouns through hands-on activities. It is aligned with the Common Core for ELA Conventions of Standard English for:
First Grade CC.L.1.1b. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns;
Second Grade CC.L.2.2c. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives; and
Third Grade CC.L.3.2d Form and use possessives.
This packet solely deals with common and proper nouns to help students zero in on those two noun types. I’ve created a separate packet, Give a Hoot for Possessive Nouns, that covers the third part of this Common Core Standard.
This packet includes:
6 Anchor Charts: simply photocopy, laminate, and post!
4 charts related to Possessive Nouns: definition and how to write them
2 charts related to Contractions: definition and how to write them
Not 1... Not 2... Not 3... Not 4... But 5 Student Tasks!!!!!
Possessive Noun Riddles: Students solve riddles by answering the question, What belongs to me? related to ten nouns, then writing each possessive noun and what it owns. This includes: student directions and two pages each of color and black/white recording sheets that can be copied double-sided.
Be a Possessive Noun Detective!: Students search their classroom for items with cards. Each card has a noun that can be turned into a possessive noun. As cards are found, they write each noun in its possessive form and what is owned on their recording sheet. This includes: student directions; ten word cards to print and laminate; both color and black/white recording sheets; and an answer key.
Be a Possessive Noun Detective with Singular and Plural Nouns!: This task is just like Be a Possessive Noun Detective!, but students gain practice with both singular and plural nouns.
Possessive Noun or Contraction?: Students read each sentence, locate and circle the word containing an apostrophe, decide if the word is a possessive noun or a contraction, then record their answer. Students can challenge themselves by also writing the words that make up each contraction. This includes: student directions, both color and black/white recording sheets that can be printed double-sided; and an answer key.
Possessive Noun Foldable: Students create their foldable, then answer the question, What is a Possessive Noun? This includes: student directions, three templates and a page with possessive noun information. Choose the template that works best with your students: one lined for students to write information, one blank to use with the included text or simply write on without lines, and one that simply has to be runoff and folded.
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