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In this apostrophe learning exercise, students are given twenty unpunctuated sentences containing apostrophes. Students must punctuate the sentences correctly.
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!
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.
In this apostrophe use learning exercise, students 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.
In this apostrophes worksheet, students complete sentences by using apostrophes to show possession. Students complete 20 sentences total.
In this Punctuation Day worksheet, 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.  
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.
For this apostrophes worksheet, students read sentences and insert or take out apostrophes that are needed or not needed. Students complete 12 problems.
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.
Students complete activities about apostrophes and double negatives in a space themed lesson plan. In this grammar and space lesson plan, 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 instructional activity, 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.
For this apostrophes worksheet, students complete the sentences with the word that uses the apostrophe correctly. Students complete 16 sentences.
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 this grammar learning exercise, students improve on their editing skills. Students are given four paragraphs to read and insert the apostrophes where needed.
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. 
Young scholars compare commas to apostrophes. They listen to a lecture about their use and use kinesthetics to "be" an apostrophe which the teacher photographs. They take a quiz on the use of apostrophes in contractions at the end of the lesson.
Sixth graders practice dialogue punctuation. In writing skills lesson, 6th graders study properly written forms of dialogue. Students use narrative writing samples to help them learn to correctly punctuate dialogue examples.

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