This 48-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students when and how to use apostrophes in plural possessive nouns.
It begins with a comprehensive review of what a possessive noun is. It also provides a quick review of the rules that were introduced in my Singular Possessive PowerPoint.
Then, the two rules are introduced:
1. When a plural noun owns an object and that noun ends in -s, use ONLY the apostrophe at the end of the word. (the bees' hive)
2. When a plural noun owns an object and that noun does NOT end in -s, use the apostrophe AND the -s at the end of the word. (the men's locker room)
Finally, there are over ten practice slides where students choose which sentence is written correctly from a multiple choice list.
THIS POWERPOINT INCLUDES A COMPANION WORKSHEET. STUDENTS CAN RECORD THEIR ANSWERS AS THEY FOLLOW ALONG ON THEIR OWN WORKSHEET!
Check out the preview! (But remember, the preview is in a PDF format, and the product is truly an interactive PowerPoint with full animation.)
This is the third in a series of PowerPoints I created for my students. Here are links to the other two, in case you are interested! Apostrophe Patrol PowerPoint (focusing on possessives and contractions)
Singular Possessive Nouns: A PowerPoint
You can purchase all three as part of a bundle (and save money)! Click on this link if you are interested in the bundled option. Possessive PowerPoint Bundle (including 3 PowerPoint and 2 companion worksheets
This PowerPoint is fully animated so that you only advance when the teacher clicks the mouse.
This PowerPoint cannot be edited due to the copyright requirements made by the contributing artists (clip art, font, background).
Feel free to check out my other products for teaching possessive rules:
Possessive Nouns at the Zoo Worksheet (or assessment)
Possessive Nouns: FREE Digital Task Cards!
Possessive Nouns: A Concentration Game
Possessive Nouns (Singular AND Plural): I have… Who has…?
Possessive Singular Nouns: I have… Who has…?
Plural Possessives Craftivity: Possessives are Popping Up Everywhere!
Apostrophe Round-up Crafivity: Contractions vs. Possessives
By Deb Hanson 2014
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