Maher Maher

Family Lesson (Possessive 's)
Elementary level


In this lesson, SS will be engaged in 4 focused grammar exercises, receptive skill development by checking one of the exercise's answer with an audio file, and information that will help the SS to tell others about their family members, which they will produce at the end of the lesson with a semi-guided activity.


Abc Family tree Picture
Abc Grammar Focused HO
Abc Family tree template

Main Aims

  • To introduce possessive 's in the context of families and to help SS distinguish between this and apostrophe 's in other contractions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening, family vocabularies


Stage 1 (5-7 minutes) • To test the Ls background of the possessive 's, and draw their attention

-Demonstrate (The Robinsons family tree) picture. - Have SS divided into pairs trying to make sentences about the family relationship in the picture. - Elicit one sentence at least from each group. - Write the some of the produced possessive 's sentences on the W/b **Some expected sentences: Bill is Pat's husband. Max is Sally's father. Lisa is Emma's mother.

Stage 2 (8-10 minutes) • To check the SS understanding and use of the family words, and to have SS differentiate between possessive 's and other contractions

-Give SS a HO with ex1. - SS will do the ex individually, then check with their pair and give FB to T. - Get SS Attention to one sentence, elicit what dose 's mean, then elicit other sentences with contractions. - write three differente 's sentences on w/b. - SS will guess what does 's in each sentence stands for. - present ex2 which SS will do it in pairs. -T will give FB

Stage 3 (8-10 minutes) • To encourage the process of distinguishing between 's shapes.

- Hand SS the ex3 Ho. - Ask SS to do only part a then ICQ that, - SS will do the ex individually, check in pairs, then give FB on the w/b. -Ask SS to do part b on the same HO, then give FB on the w/b.

Stage 4 (10-15 minutes) • To provide a controlled listening practice with a specific information.

-SS will see three pics of Kate's family in ex4, they will ,in pairs, make guesses about the people in the pic as stated in part a -SS will listen to the audio file and check there answers. - The T will ask the SS to put the Pics in the correct order mentioned in the audio - part b- T will give FB - SS will do part c individually as they can remember from the audio, then check in pairs. - FB will be done by the T with the audio.

Stage 5 (7-10 minutes) • To practice using vocabularies and relevant language in context.

-T will hand in a family tree template to be filled with the SS. -SS will write their family members names then swap papers with their pairs. -SS will ask each other questions about the family members. Expected questions: Who is .....? Is he/she married? What is his/her job? How old is he/she?

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