If you are teaching plural possessives to your class there are quite a few techniques that you can use. One of the ways is by using different games. In order to be effective at teaching plural possessives, you must first know what they are.
A plural possessive is when a plural noun shows ownership of something. For example, the word "dogs" is a plural noun, when put alongside of the word “bowl” you have a plural possessive because you would say the dogs’ bowl. Seems easy. Well, it can be the challenge lay in adequately teaching this lesson to young students.
There are many teaching methods that you can use. Many teachers opt to do flashcards simply because they are quick and easy to do. However, after awhile using flashcards can easily steal a student’s motivation simply because it can quickly become mundane.
Another method that you can use is to break the case into teams of four to six. Have a member of each team go to the board. You can time them for how many sight words they can write down in thirty seconds. Make sure that you have a stop watch and a whistle so that when you call time and whistle the students will stop. You can then tally up who (or which team) listed the most words.
Get as creative as possible when you are thinking of methods to teach plural possessives. This is the most necessary piece of advice that anyone could give you.
A quiz is a direct learning mechanism. It allows your students to show you whether or not they are grasping the information.
Once again you could consider breaking the class up into teams of four and you can have each team teach their own customized lesson on how to recognize plural possessives.
By having the students teach a class you are encouraging them to learn about plural possessives in such a way that they have no other choice but to learn about them so that they can better convey the information to their classmates. This particular activity will prove to be quite intriguing to many of your students because they will get to be in charge of the class for the day.
Additionally, you can consider having students compile worksheets on the plural possessive nouns of their choice. The worksheets can be distributed to the class and the students can devise an answer key for each worksheet.
Bingo is a widely known and renowned game nationwide. To incorporate the game of Bingo into a lesson on plural possessives is actually a pretty good idea. The way it would be done is by color coding the columns on a Bingo card and then using sight words instead of numbers.
You can elect a different student to be the Bingo word play announcer with each passing round. This will make learning plural possessives fun and exciting.
No matter what you decide to do, you should make it a point to plan out your lessons on plural possessives completely. If you do not do this, then you will find that your students will not be as motivated to learn.
Be sure to incorporate the element of fun into the learning process. It will prove to be a good learning experience for your students.
Make it challenging and exciting and you will find that your students will rush to learn as much as possible about plural possessives and any other grammatical lesson that you teach.
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