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Elementary level


In this lesson, students will study and practice the 's possessive.They will practice using 's for singular, ' for plural that ends in s, and 's for plural that does not end in s. Students will do a speaking activity in 3 groups , describing different pictures using possessive 's, ' , and switch roles.


Abc pictures for singular , plural ends in s , and plural does not end in s-HO 1,2,&3

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice for 's possessive for singular, plural ends in s , and plural that does not end in s

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking review and practice for 's for singular and plural in the context of describing pictures in target language.


Warmer/Lead-in to draw students' attention to the concept of property. (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Collect students' cellphones in a bag.pick one and get them to guess whose is it? Students pick phones and guess for whom are these phones. Write on WB Teacher's phone, Students' phone.

Lead-in to set the lesson context and set some speaking practice. (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Draw on WB a table and get a student to write his/her father's name, uncle's name , husband's name. Elicit from students :T: Whose ..............?S: Mohamed's father. Get one of students to ask another student ,( Whose..............?)

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students read the instructions and answer the exercise individually. Then, students check their answers in pairs, followed by whole class feedback.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Write on WB Teacher..........bag............. .Ask student where to add 's. Students read and answer ex.2. Students work in pairs. Students check in pairs. Provide WC feedback.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Divide WB into 3 columns, to present pictures and sentences about ('s ) in singular, regular plural and irregular plural. Elicit from students sentences describe the pictures. Write the sentences. Elicit from Ss how to shorten these sentences or how to add ('s). If they can not , help Ss by asking (Who is the owner?) and write it first . Ask Ss (Is it singular or plural?) . Illustrate the different between singular and plural if Ss don't know the difference. If the word is plural ,ask Ss (Does the word end in s?) If yes we put (') only. If no and the word is plural , we add ('s) . If the word is singular ,we add ('s). Write other examples on WB . Students work in pairs to deduct the rule. Give WC feedback. Students answer ex 1 p. 141, in pairs. WC feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Regroup Ss by giving them names: moon's face, stars'brightness, sun's warm. Give Ss different pictures to discuss in their groups.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students choose one of the following groups to be a part in , fishermen, teachers, Johny. Students sit in their group to discuss and describe the given pictures . Tell Ss to use ('s)or (').

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