Possessive Nouns PowerPoint Lesson: Singular

Deb Hanson
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle contains multiple resources for reviewing apostrophe rules related to forming singular possessive nouns and plural possessive nouns. All activities in this bundle feature printable and Google Slides formats.The apostrophe rules featured in this bundle include:Add 's to singular nouns. (t
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Learning Objective

Students will differentiate between words that need an apostrophe before the -s to show ownership, and words that end in -s that do not show ownership. Students will form and use singular possessive nouns.


Are you searching for a step-by-step PowerPoint that can be used to introduce possessive nouns to your students in a way that will grab their attention? You've come to the right place! This 31-slide PowerPoint teaches students when and how to use apostrophes in singular possessive nouns. It begins with a comprehensive review of what a possessive noun is. Then, there are several slides that focus on using an apostrophe-s to show possession. Students have an opportunity to differentiate between sentences that are showing possession (therefore requiring an apostrophe), and sentences that are NOT showing possession (therefore needing NO apostrophe).


Slides 1-6: Introduction and Understanding Possession

Slides 7-17: Fill in the blank with the possessive form of the singular noun.

Slide 8-25: Guided Practice: Plural Noun or Possessive Noun

  • On these slides, students are guided to ask themselves: Does anything belong to the boy/girl/teacher? Some of these sentences have possessive nouns, and some do not. This section is important in order to ensure that the apostrophe-s is not being overgeneralized.

Slide 26-31: Independent Practice

***A PowerPoint companion handout is also included in this file. Students can follow along and record answers on this handout as you progress through the PowerPoint! The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format.**

PowerPoints filled with visuals are ideal for teaching new content to students because PowerPoints tend to be highly engaging and concepts can be easily broken down into understandable chunks of information. But let's face it... they are so time-consuming to create! Fortunately, now you have an option of using one that is already complete, kid-tested, and ready to go for you!


Here's what teachers like you have to say about this PowerPoint:

  • Valerie D. said, "My students loved using this resource! It really helped them understand the difference between plural nouns and singular possessive nouns. "

  • Julia L. said, "My students were so engaged when using this resource!"

  • Melissa R. said, "This was a great activity to introduce possessive nouns!"

  • Mrs. Chambe said, "My students needed a re-teach and this was perfect."

Click on this link to check out my follow-up PowerPoint, which focuses on plural possessives!

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31 slides and a companion handout
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Form and use possessives.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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