1. Topic-
Common Errors with Plurals and Possessives
2. Content-
Rules of Plurals and Possessives, Common errors and corrections
3. Objectives-
1. Students will improve word choice in their writing by identifying and learning to spell plural and possessive nouns

2. Students will understand the rules of plurals and possessives along with their usage and differences

3.Students will look at magazine pictures that include several people or animals
4. Materials and Aids-
Textbooks, Magazine cutouts, Interactive board, Worksheets
5. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. I will begin the lesson by doing a mixed review from their textbook. The mixed review will cover what we went over yesterday

2. I will then introduce the new lesson by writing a sentence on the board: The judges looked carefully at the students' entries.

3. Students will be invited to explain why students' has an apostrophe while the other plural nouns do not.

B. Practice-

1. Students will be invited to look at the word emperor's. I will ask a series of questions like, "Does this word mean one or more than one emperor?" This will lead into a class discussion

C. Independent Practice-

1. We will begin by looking in the textbook at a chart that shows examples of different kinds of mistakes writers make when using plural and possessive nouns.

2. We will continue on in their text under the "More Practice" section

3. I will then begin an activity involving magazine pictures. I will hold up various cutouts and as I describe each picture, I will model statements that include possessive nouns. For example, "That cat's fur is soft." I will ask questions about the visuals that students are able to answer using possessive forms. For example, "What is blue in this picture?" Answer: The man's shirt is blue. I will write on the interactive board each possessive noun that the students use, pointing out the placement of apostrophes.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Throughout the lesson, I will informally evaluate students on their class participation

2. I will know they understand by their participation and whether or not they correctly answer my questions during the activity

G. Closure-

1. I will ask the students what they learned today

2. Students will be given a worksheet from their workbooks as homework

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