Dogs, Dog’s or Dogs’?
Could you explain the difference between dogs, dog´s and dogs´ to your students if they asked you?…..
Here, I will be showing you the difference between the three and will give you 5 tips on how to actually teach this in your lessons.
In fancy talk, this is called the ´Possessive Case of Noun Rule….´
¨The Possessive Case of Nouns: What on earth are those?¨ I hear you say.
Possessive case of nouns show ownership of something. In other words, when we add ´S or just an ´ onto a word.
Ok, but how can I teach that to my students? (Or is it students´?)
For young children, you can use a puppet. Show the student that the puppet owns something. Then you can write the sentence on the white board. If you have several puppets, you can show this with the plural form too.
e.g. Mickey´s hat.
The puppets´ pens.
Mickey and Minnie´s pencil.
You can also do this by putting pictures of people they know (for example Spiderman, the Queen, Donald Trump etc) and then labeling what belongs to them. There are pictures of these people in the stock pictures file. Again, this can also be done with plural group of people to show the difference.
e.g. The Queen´s crown.
Donald Trump´s shirt.
The doctors´ pens.
Write sentences on the whiteboard with gaps so the student has to fill in the correct answer.
Write some sentences on the whiteboard and get the student to draw a happy face next to it if it is correct, or a sad face next to it if it is incorrect.