Possessive Nouns vs. Contractions

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Do your students struggle with possessive nouns and contractions? I hope these activities will help them! :)

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*Aligned with the Common Core for 2nd grade.*

*Note: Please explain to your students that the words its, your, theirs, and whose are also considered possessive pronouns, just so there isn’t any confusion.

Possessive Nouns-
Students will place the correct possessive nouns in the blanks.
12 sentences with word bank

Possessive Nouns and Contractions-
Students will decide if each sentence requires a possessive noun or a contraction.
12 sentences with word bank

A Possessive Noun or a Contraction?-
Students will decide if each word is a possessive noun or a contraction.
15 words

Using Contractions and Possessive Nouns-
Students will create and write their own sentences using the words provided.
2 pages with 12 words on each page

Is It a Possessive Noun or a Contraction?-
If the word is a possessive noun, students will write possessive noun on the line. If it is a contraction, students will write the two words that make the contraction.
16 words

Card Game-
This game is meant to be played with a partner. Students will take turns asking the questions on the cards. There are 18 questions. Students will fill out the provided graph as they play in order to keep score. I suggest the graph be printed on cardstock and laminated to be used with either a dry erase or vis-a-vis marker. Or multiple copies can be printed so that each time the game is played, they will have a new graph. If you decide you want your students to play it in a small group, then when a student gets an answer correct, he/she will keep that card. At the end of the game, whoever has the most cards is the winner.

Students will sort the 28 cards into the correct category of possessive noun or contraction.

Answer key provided for: Possessive Nouns, Possessive Nouns and Contractions, A Possessive Noun or a Contraction?, Is It a Possessive Noun or a Contraction?

ELA: Language: Grade 2: II C: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

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Jamie Williams
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