Sunday, February 17, 2013

Possessive Nouns

This is a hard concept to teach.  I've been spending most of my morning looking through my resources and well, pinning, pinning, pinning! :)  

Not that I got sidetracked by other things...nope, that never happens (and I didn't create two or three new boards to go with some of the things I've found!).

After writing down all my ideas from last year and the new ones I found this year on sticky notes, I finally sat down and voila!  New unit!  (My husband keeps asking me why if I teach the same concepts each year, why I have to reinvent the wheel - I usually just give him "that look" and he backs off!).

So, I've already noticed that others were also looking for refreshing new ideas since my email has been flooded with "so and so pinned this" which means I must've found some good things!

How did we plan before Pinterest??????

The one thing I started noticing though was that a lot of great activities deal with the phrases - but not the whole sentence that you would find possessives included. Also, several things reminded that yes, my students sometimes DO mix up adding "s" to plurals and adding "apostrophe s" to possessives.  Yours too?

So, with that in mind, and knowing I've had this super cute Zombie clipart just sitting in my folder - voila!

May I present Pirates vs. Zombies!

Yep, I figure pirates travel in groups, zombies are loners....and my boys are gonna eat this up! :)
Students sort sentence cards into whether they are singular (zombies) or plurals (pirates), and use a recording sheet to write the underlined phrase correctly.  Also included are an answer key and links to my wiki grammar page, pinterest page, and back here to the ol' blog.  

If you are in need of a little zombie/pirate rivalry, please click on the picture to take you to Teachers Pay Teachers or click {here} for Teacher's Notebook! 

Ouch - just thought of a bad pun for the zombies, about giving them a hand....guess I'll spare you that one! :)


Kelley Cirrito said...

I will have to check this out...we teach it in March!!! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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