Grammar Lesson compliant with Common Core Standards

elections have consequencesCheck out this lesson on possessive nouns given to students in California. Any thoughts?

Directions: Make each sentence less wordy by replacing the underlined words with a possessive noun phrase.

1. The job of a president is not easy.  A president’s job is not easy.

2. The people of a nation do not always agree. A nation’s people do not always agree.

3. The choices of the president affect everyone. The president’s choices affect everyone.

4. He makes sure the laws of the country are fair.  He makes sure the country’s laws are fair.

5. The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.      Government officials’ commands must be obeyed by all.

6. The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation. An individual’s wants are less important than the nation’s well-being.

2 thoughts on “Grammar Lesson compliant with Common Core Standards

  1. I am trying to find the source document for the lesson on possessive nouns where the phrase “The job of a president is not easy” comes from. It is difficult to maintain a level of credibility with those you are trying to enlighten when the source document (Text, workbook, etc) cannot be offered.

    Thank You,

    1. Hello Tom,
      Not sure having the actual source would be more convincing because most progressive types would love this assignment and delight in it. They do not see the indoctrination or bias. There are many links with this particular story…and I believe there is an actual copy of the lesson.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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