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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.
Teach youngsters about the apostrophe with this writing process practice worksheet. Learners read five sentences and add in apostrophes to indicate ownership, writing the correctly punctuated words on the lines below each sentence. This resource also includes a home activity, if you choose to use it.
Thoroughly cover the nuances of apostrophes, quotation marks, dashes, hyphens, colons, and semi-colons. Intended for higher-level English classes, the examples given pertain to tricky rules and formal language. There are no animations or engaging pictures included in this PowerPoint.
Here's a comprehensive, information packet for your grammarians learning how to use apostrophes. The first two pages detail the use of the apostrophe (along with examples and clear explanation), while the last two pages contain a homework section to assess learners. Four exercises are provided that require learners to add necessary apostrophes. Then, to finish the review, they write a paragraph using several words that contain apostrophes.
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.