These activity sheets will teach your students how to identify and construct possessive nouns.

When we want a person, place, or thing to display ownership, we will use these forms of words. Demonstrating this in a word is pretty simple you just and the end of the word with an apostrophe (‘) followed by the letter s. If we wanted to say that a baseball glove belonged to Gilbert, we would refer to the glove as Gilbert’s baseball glove. You may ask yourself why we would ever need to write with the use of possessive nouns. The answer is that these word forms make the language of the sentence flow much better. Otherwise you need to write a clunky sentence to express the same thought, such as: The baseball glove on the bench belongs to Gilbert. One way to negate a noun as being possessive is if it includes the word part self or selves. Both singular and plural nouns can be possessive.

The following collection of worksheets will help your students learn about possessive nouns. Activities include rewriting sentences to include a noun, identifying the correct noun for a given sentence, rewriting nouns to demonstrate the correct possessive form, determining if a given noun is in the correct form, writing a noun to fill in the blank in a given sentence, and more. Please Note: While answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet for instructors, in some cases, your students’ answers will vary.

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Words That Indicate Belonging

Rewrite each sentence using a noun to show what it belongs to.

Using Singulard

Adding an "s" to many singular nouns makes them plural. But by adding an apostrophe and an “s” to the end of a singular word, a possessive is formed. These words are used to show that something belongs to a person, place, thing or idea.

Irregular Plurals

Write the correct form of each irregular plural possessive noun to complete each sentence.

Possessive or Plural?

Read each sentence below. If the bolded noun in the sentence is correct, put a check on the line. If it is not correct, put an X on the line.

Mine! Mine! Mine!

Underline the correct noun form. Rewrite the sentence on the line.

Word Starters

Write in the correct form of the possessive to complete each sentence.


Complete each sentence by adding a singular noun. Add articles where needed.


Rewrite the underlined nouns in the sentences below to make them possessive.

Singular or Plural Possessive?

Tell whether each underlined possessive is singular or plural.

Create Them

Fill in the two blank lines with the correct the noun form as you are asked for.

It Belongs To Me

Complete each sentence. Write the possessive form of the noun in parentheses to show belonging.

The Roosters

Read the two sentences. Then combine them by filling in the two blanks with the correct noun and usage specs.

Nouns in Sentences

Write the correct form of the noun on the blanks to complete each sentence.

Catch the Parentheses

Write the correct noun form to complete each sentence. Use the noun provided in parentheses.

Possess Me

Find the error in each sentence. Write the correct form of the possessive noun on the line.