Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Correct use of apostrophe in possessives

Week: Nine

Class: Basic 2

Term: 3rd Term

Subject: English

Topic: Correct use of apostrophe in possessives

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

  1. Correctly use apostrophes in possessives.

Apostrophes in possessives e.g. i. It is the boy’s toy ii. It is the boys’college.


Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Chalkboard 2. Pupils charts on display.


Building Background/ Connection to prior knowledge: The pupils are familiar with the topic(s).



Apostrophes in possessives e.g. i. It is the boy’s toy ii. It is the boys’ college.


What are these things in your hands?    

They are children’ toys.

fig. 1



Study these expressions. Your teacher will guide you.

1 The book of Arit = Arit’s book

The books of Arit = Arit’s books

2 The sister of Lami = Lami’s sister

The sisters of Lami = Lami’s sisters

3 The bag of Uche = Uche’s bag

The bags of Uche = Uche’s bags

4 The work of one day = A day’s work

The work of two days = Two days’ work

5 The house of the boy = The boy’s house

The houses of the boys = The boys’ houses



Fill in the gaps with the possessive forms of the nouns. The first one has been done for you.

1 The boy has a toy. It’s the boy’s toy.

2 Olu has a book. It’s ____________________.

3 Our friends live in this house. It’s ____________________.

4 Abdullahi has a brother, Segun. Segun is ____________________.

5 This school is for girls only. It’s a ____________________.



Teacher’s Activities

  1. Presents and demonstrate use of apostrophes in possessives.
  2. Leads pupils to use apostrophes in simple sentences.

Pupils’ Activities

  1. Listen to teacher’s presentation on the apostrophes in possessive.
  2. Produce their own sentences using apostrophes in possessives.


  1. Correctly identify apostrophes in possessive.
  2. Use apostrophes in possessive.

Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.

Wrap-up [conclusion]: Teacher corrects and marks pupils’ notes.

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