When to Use Apostrophes

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It's tricky but it's essential. It's the apostrophe, of course. And this video is all about its usage.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Show older learners the difference between rules and style choices by providing examples drawn from Chicago Manual and the MLA style guides
Classroom Considerations

  • Younger learners may not understand why style guides are important and why there are so many style guides; therefore, be prepared to explain the rationale and identify the guide agreed upon by your school
Pros

  • Included in the resource are the video, an assessment, links to various style guides, and discussion questions,
Cons

  • The lack of resolution in the explanation of plural possessives may confuse some viewers