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Spelling - A Key to Good Communication: Possessive Nouns


Activity Description

In this activity, students practice making nouns possessive.


  1. Visit Web site and select and print lesson 5 on Possessive nouns.
  2. Create a list of nouns to use as part of a group exercise on making nouns possessive.
  3. Select and print the practice exercise for Possessives.
  4. Print the Answer key if you need to. The link to it is at the bottom of the practice exercise page.


  1. Review the rules for creating possessive nouns, both singular and plural. You can use the lesson as a guide and project it for all to see while covering it in class.
  2. As a class, go through your list of nouns with various students making the word into a possessive.
  3. Once they have grasped the concept, assign the Practice worksheet for students to complete on their own then go over the answers as a group.

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This site offers printable spelling lessons and practice exercises on a number of topics including homonyms, "s" ending, "ed" ending, "ing" ending, possessive nouns, "able/ible" ending, "ly ending, "ie/ei" words, commonly misspelled words, and guide words.

Program Areas

  • ESL: English as a Second Language


  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low


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