Possessive Noun Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Teaching your students about possessive nouns? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain how, when and why to make a noun possessive, using examples and guiding student practice. Discussion questions, hands-on activities and a quiz round out this lesson.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'possessive noun'
  • demonstrate how to write a single and plural possessive noun
  • discern the difference between a plural and possessive noun


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Prepared index cards with nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs written on them, one set for each small group
  • Prepared set of index cards with singular nouns, one for each partner group
  • Tic-tac-toe template, one for each partner group
  • Covers to place on top of the tic-tac-toe board, two different colors per group
  • White boards & markers

Key Vocabulary

  • Apostrophe
  • Noun
  • Possessive
  • Joint possession
  • Plural

Curriculum Standards


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

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