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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!
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.
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 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.
Learners complete activities about apostrophes and double negatives in a space themed lesson. In this grammar and space lesson, students watch a video about apostrophes. Learners discuss apostrophes in possessives and contractions and identify double negatives. Students create maps of the solar system and write simple sentences describing the planet.
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.
How many types of punctuation can your tenth graders list? Use this lesson plan to review various punctuation marks, such as colons, commas, and dashes. High schoolers define each term using dictionaries and other reference materials. The final part of the lesson plan prompts them to share their definitions with graphing calculators, but that step is optional and not related to the conventions skills.
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.