Copyright

Possessive Adjectives Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

This lesson plan teaches students to identify and use possessive adjectives. The plan includes group and individual work, a game, and a writing assignment.

Lesson Objectives

As a result of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  • define the term ''possessive adjective''
  • identify possessive adjectives in a sentence
  • use possessive adjectives correctly

Length

  • Approximately 1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A

Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

Materials

  • Copies of text lesson What is a Possessive Adjective? - Definition & Examples and associated quiz
  • Index cards containing sentences without adjectives (such as ''The cat walked past the house.'')
  • A seven-sided die, each side labelled with one of seven possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, its, our, their), or seven Popsicle sticks, each displaying one possessive adjective and all placed in a cup
  • Copies of four different articles or short stories that contain multiple possessive adjectives
  • Copies of a paragraph containing possessive statements; for example:
    • Susie ran down the hall carrying the ball she owned. As she turned the corner, she ran into Harrison, who dropped a tray full of marbles that he received for his birthday. Marbles went everywhere. Mrs. Jones walked past and said, ''Clean up the mess you made!''

Instruction

  • Adjective review: Put students in pairs and give each group an index card containing a sentence without any adjectives. Each pair should rewrite the sentence using adjectives. Then, each pair shares both their original sentence and their new sentence while classmates listen and identify the adjectives used in the new sentences.
  • Distribute copies of the text lesson What is a Possessive Adjective? - Definition & Examples.
  • In small groups, students should read the lesson, highlighting key points.
  • When they are finished, discuss:
    • What does the word ''possessive'' mean?
    • What kind of word will a possessive adjective describe?
    • If an adjective is possessive, what information does it give you about the noun it describes?
    • How can you tell if a possessive word is an adjective or a pronoun?
  • Give students the quiz to check for understanding.

Activities

Possessive Adjective Practice

  • Seat students in a circle.
  • The first student should roll the seven-sided adjective die (or pull a Popsicle stick) and read the possessive adjective, then use it in a sentence.
  • Repeat until all students have had a turn.

Possessive Adjective Hunt

  • This activity uses copies of the four different articles or short stories containing possessive adjectives. Give each student one article/short story.
  • Students should read their article/story and highlight all the possessive adjectives.
  • Students should exchange their highlighted article/story with a classmate who read a different article and check their work.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support