Apostrophe Teacher Resources
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The Mighty Apostrophe
Here is a well-designed presentation on apostrophes and their many uses. The apostrophe is used in many different ways, and this PowerPoint does a great job of showing how it's used. There is a nice interactive component built in, and each of the slides gives learners ample opportunity to practice using apostrophes correctly. Very good!
In this apostrophe learning exercise, learners are given twenty unpunctuated sentences containing apostrophes. Students must punctuate the sentences correctly.
What's the Point...? Punctuation Practice 1
Here is an unusual worksheet. It consists of multiple choice questions in which learners choose which punctuation mark is the most appropriate for the situation. Perfect punctuation practice!
In this trivia quiz, the information focuses on the usage of apostrophes. Students respond to 10 multiple choice questions and submit answers electronically via this interactive website.
Clear up the confusion that comes with the question, do I use a comma or a semicolon? This presentation provides examples and reasons for using particular end marks, apostrophes, commas, or semicolons. Information is presented in a well organized and visually interesting way, great for elementary or ESL students.
Apostrophe Function and Punctuation
For this apostrophe use worksheet, learners read the two primary functions of apostrophes: to show possession and to show the omission of letters. They complete 24 examples in which they apply the rules for both uses.
Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
In this apostrophes activity, students complete sentences by using apostrophes to show possession. Students complete 20 sentences total.
In this Punctuation Day learning exercise, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, surveying, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Punctuation Day.
Punctuation: Visible Speech
Examine the proper uses of punctuation with this easy PowerPoint. Simple, bold, and straightforward, each slide introduces a different symbol. Difficult or confusing instances are indicated as well.
Too Many Apostrophes
In this apostrophes learning exercise, students read sentences and insert or take out apostrophes that are needed or not needed. Students complete 12 problems.
Conventions - Punctuation Research
Study unusual punctuation marks in this punctuation lesson. Young grammarians work in small groups to research one of the unusual punctuation marks (semi-colon, colon, dash, comma, ellipses, or quotation marks) and discuss how the mark is used with the rest of the class by giving examples.
In this punctuation worksheet, students connect 5 labels to the correct punctuation marks to what they show when used correctly in a sentence by drawing arrows to connect each one. Students fill in the missing punctuation marks in 10 sentences.
Pendemonium Star Word: Apostrophes and Double Negatives
Students complete activities about apostrophes and double negatives in a space themed instructional activity. In this grammar and space instructional activity, students watch a video about apostrophes. Students discuss apostrophes in possessives and contractions and identify double negatives. Students create maps of the solar system and write simple sentences describing the planet.
In this grammar worksheet, students decide if there is one owner or more than one owner in 3 different situations. Then they rewrite each of 14 sentences applying the correct punctuation. Finally, students use possessive apostrophes to shorten a list of sentences.
Punctuate and Capitalize: Grade 5
In this punctuate and capitalize: grade five activity, 5th graders write direct quotes for 10 pictures, using correct capitalization, then write a creative story using colons and apostrophes.
In this apostrophes worksheet, students complete the sentences with the word that uses the apostrophe correctly. Students complete 16 sentences.
Put the Apostrophes into the Text
In this grammar instructional activity, students improve on their editing skills. Students are given four paragraphs to read and insert the apostrophes where needed.
Apostrophes and Quotation Marks
After a brief explanation of two uses for apostrophes (ownership and contractions) learners are asked to choose the correct word in 10 sentences. The same pattern is repeated for the use of quotation marks. The worksheet could be used for review, for guided practice, or as a check for understanding.
In these apostrophe worksheets, students practice the rules and uses of apostrophes in a variety of exercises to advance their punctuation skills.
The Grammar Goddess Guide to Punctuation
A la Eats, Shoots and Leaves, hilarious examples of differently punctuated sentences make the point that punctuation truly matters and can change the meaning of a sentence. Slides seven and eight provide sentences with incorrect apostrophes to be corrected. Nine through eleven contain the example of the Lobster and the Cat, though directions are not explicitly given for how to understand this example.