Anchors Away Monday: Possessives

Hi everyone!  It's time for another installment of...

This anchor chart is designed to help students remember how to use the apostrophe to show ownership for singular and possessive nouns.
The adorable bee clip art images are by Michael Rawls.
The girl image is by the talented From the Pond.

If you have followed my other Anchors Away posts, you already know that I often design my anchor charts to match other activities I do with my students.  (I believe this helps students build connections and retain the huge amount of new learning they encounter each day!)

Last spring I created these two PowerPoints using the BEE theme.

Both PowerPoints come with a worksheet companion so that students can follow along and be totally engaged in the PowerPoint presentations!

This is page 1 of the worksheet companion that goes with the Singular Possessive PowerPoint.

As you all know, this is one of those grammar topics that simply needs to be practiced frequently in order for students to truly remember how to use the apostrophe correctly.  I love Laura Candler's set because she provides many varied practice opportunities!

I recently found this game, and it looks like a game that students would love!  And it's FREE!  It's by Fourth Grade Shenanigans.

Have you recently created an anchor chart which has proven to be helpful to your students?  Do you plan to create one this week?  Please link up!  (BTW, it's summer!!  No need to be formal...  a sketch on notebook paper for a planned anchor chart would be perfect!  In fact, in might even be fun to update us some Monday in the fall with a photo of your finished product!)   I can't wait to check out your anchor charts! 


  1. I love your anchor chart! Teaching possessive nouns gets tricky for many students. I have your Power Points on my wish list. Thank you!

    Fit to be Fourth

    1. I'm so glad that you like it! Thank you!

  2. My 5/6th graders struggle with possessives so much, mixing up when/how to use the apostrophe. I grabbed your powerpoints a while back and can not wait to use them with my kiddos. I downloaded the game that you recommended. I can always use some fun practice for my students in this area! THANKS!


  3. Love this anchor, Deb! Pinned to use with my kiddos! Thank you!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'