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 35 Views 96 Downloads
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
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
Writing Process: Edit, Apostrophe
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.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 121 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
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
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
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
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.
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
Elements of Punctuation
How many types of punctuation can your tenth graders list? Use this instructional activity to review various punctuation marks, such as colons, commas, and dashes. High schoolers define each term using dictionaries and other reference materials.
10th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 87 Downloads
Fanatically Grammatically Correct
Research guidelines for correct usage, then explore how creative writers employ punctuation as an essential tool in their craft. Secondary classes create board games to teach elementary school students how to properly punctuate. From the Learning Network, an excellent resource that uses New York Times articles to inspire authentic learning.
6th - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 94 Downloads
Be Your Own Chief Editor
The value of this punctuation and grammar instructional activity is in the SMART board presentation, which takes pupils through the proofreading process. It would be a good way to introduce the idea of proofreading in your class before beginning a unit on the writing process or on Daily Oral Language.
9th Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads
You Be the Editor
Young editors work in teams to find all the errors in a text. They identify grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Use this activity to reinforce correct usage of prominent punctuation symbols, such as apostrophes and ellipses. You find the text to use, which means this instructional activity could be modified for any grade level.
K - 12th Language Arts 21 Views 212 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable