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Bo and the Grasshopper

Learn to use possessive nouns

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A pdf version of the lesson plan can be printed or saved on a PC or tablet. Supplemental Materials (Books and Smart Charts) for this lesson are listed below and are saved or printed separately. Smart Charts provide Unity icons for each lesson to assist with modeling target words.

Can-Do Activity Card

Bo and the Grasshopper


Instructions

Use this card with the book “Bo and the Grasshopper”. Take as long as your child needs to learn the skills. You may need to model the language multiple times for them to learn it. By modeling the language, you are motivating your child to learn.

Steps

  1. Model and teach the target words. Explain and model how to add –‘s to a noun to show possession.

  2. Take time when doing the laundry to fold the clean clothes together. Have your child tell which clothes belong to each family member. (ie. Dad’s socks, sister’s shirt etc)

  3. When playing with favorite toys and other objects, have your child determine which object belongs to which toy. (ie. horse’s hat, car’s tire etc.)

Other

  • Read the book “Bo and the Grasshopper” with your child. Encourage your child to fill in the possessive nouns in the story.

Communication Partner Card

Bo and the Grasshopper


Instructions

Print and make copies of this card to give to people working or interacting with your child. Ask them to help with the target goal by asking some simple questions. The more the child uses their device in different settings, the better communicator they will be. Fill in the blanks with your child’s name. Keep a copy of the book with your child to use during free time.

Steps

  1. _____ is working possessive nouns. Model and teach the target words. Explain that –‘s can be added to a noun to show ownership. Say some example sentences and ask ______ to identify the possessive noun.

  2. While handing out supplies, equipment or toys, model the possessive noun –‘s while asking _____who the items belong to. For example, “This is a girl’s bike.” “This is the teacher’s coat.”

  3. When playing with favorite toys and other objects, have _____ determine which object belongs to which toy. (ie. horse’s hat, car’s tire etc.)

Other

  • Read the book “Bo and the Grasshopper” with _____. Encourage _____ to fill in the possessive nouns in the story.

Supplemental Materials

Books