Apostrophe Teacher Resources
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Rules for Using Apostrophes
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.
6th - 9th Language Arts 41 Views 98 Downloads
Send your pupils on a hunt for the missing apostrophes! There are more than 20 missing from the paragraph, and it is the job of your class members to find at least 20. The paragraph includes various situations in which apostrophes are necessary, such as possession and contractions.
5th - 9th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 28 Views 54 Downloads
Writing Process: Edit, Apostrophe
Teach youngsters about the apostrophe with this writing process practice activity. 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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 121 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Helpful as a review activity and a reference sheet for your middle schoolers' binders, this worksheet clarifies the proper ways to use apostrophes. Indicating that they should be used in three cases ("weird" plurals, contractions, and possessive nouns), the worksheet explains the rules around possessive nouns and pronouns.
6th - 9th Language Arts 35 Views 182 Downloads
Punctuation 2: Other than Commas
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.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here is some very good, interactive practice for your class regarding when they should, and should not, use apostrophes. Clear examples are given, and learners have ample opportunities to practice the skill. Instant feedback is given for their answers.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
If you're tired of seeing it's instead of its"and who's instead of whose, this could be a great resource for you. Simple and straightforward, it provides eighteen opportunities for young learners to identify and correct words with inappropriate apostrophes.
7th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 42 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 43 Downloads
Grammar Worksheets: Apostrophe Errors
Do your young grammarians confuse their it’s and its? Their they’re, there, and their? You’re lucky because help is here! After a brief but succinct explanation of the proper use of apostrophes and homophones, learners show what they've learned by redrafting nine sentences.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 80 Downloads
Apostrophes - How and When to Use Them
Apostrophes are a widely-used punctuation mark. This presentation shows pupils the two main reasons for using apostrophes, then has them test their knowledge by working with examples. Although short, this PowerPoint is packed with lots of valuable information.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
The apostrophe is a punctuation mark that is often incorrectly-used. This short, but effective, presentation addresses that fact. One way to use them is when showing possession in writing. Learners are coached on when to use possessive apostrophes, then are given many opportunities to use them appropriately.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 14 Views 49 Downloads
UWF Writing Lab: Rules of Thumb for Possessives/Apostrophes
Clarify apostrophe rules with this straightforward presentation about possessives. With specific examples of confusing rules (apostrophe and s after nouns that end in s, or just an apostrophe?), the slide show will help your class fix those persistent errors in their writing.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 instructional activity could be used for review, for guided practice, or as a check for understanding.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
High Flying Apostrophes
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.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads