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The Mighty Apostrophe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Apostrophe Usage

For Students 6th - 9th
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...
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Apostrophe Errors

For Students 7th - 9th
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...
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Possessive Apostrophes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Apostrophes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Grammar Worksheets: Apostrophe Errors

For Students 6th - 8th
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...
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Apostrophe Review

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for a set of apostrophe worksheets? Need review sheets for the upcoming grammar test? Here is a two-page packet that teaches and provides practice using apostrophes as contractions and to show possession.
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Apostrophe Catastrophe

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Avoid punctuation errors that have you wondering whether a word is plural or possessive. Learners practice adding in apostrophes to contractions and possessive words by rewriting each sentence correctly.
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Apostrophes and Contractions

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners make contractions with the two words given, and fill in the correct placement of the apostrophe. They complete 14 words.
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Apostrophes and Quotation Marks

For Students 6th - 8th
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...
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Apostrophes - How and When to Use Them

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Possessive Apostrophes

For Students 3rd - 4th
Apostrophes are important when indicating ownership. Have third graders rewrite several sentences to include possessive apostrophes, both singular and plural. A great addition to a proofreading unit or a warm-up grammar activity.
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San José State University

Possessive Apostrophes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A great review of possesive nouns and how to add apostrophes. Clearly demonstrating where to place the apostrophe for different nouns, the resource also notes some tricky exceptions. Reinforce the concept with a little practice putting...
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Apostrophe Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Knowing when and where to insert an apostrophe is important, as well as knowing the meaning of that apostrophe. Class members read sentences and practice putting apostrophes where they are needed.
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Using Apostrophes (1)

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this using apostrophes instructional activity, students use words and a phrase to follow directions for changing them to contractions with apostrophes, for discovering patterns, and writing rules. Students write twenty-three answers.
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Too Many Apostrophes

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this apostrophes worksheet, students read sentences and insert or take out apostrophes that are needed or not needed. Students complete 12 problems.
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Using Apostrophes

For Students 6th
In this apostrophes instructional activity, 6th graders fill in a crossword puzzle as they figure out the answers to fourteen clues associated with spelling words with apostrophes.
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Punctuation 2: Other than Commas

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Constructing Contractions

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Young writers participate in a game to practice making contractions and using the apostrophe properly.
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Using Possessives: How to Hit the Target Every Time!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Everyone talks about dotting your i's and crossing your t's, but what about curling your apostrophes? These important punctuation marks are the focus of this presentation. Class members will learn all about contractions, plurals, and...
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Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the historical and cultural context in Sandburg's poem. The poetic devices of personification and apostrophe are utilized in the poem and identified by Students.
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Possessives

For Students 5th - 7th
What is a possessive? Review the information at the top of the page before asking your class to work on this independently. For the first eight questions, your learners add the necessary s's and apostrophes when appropriate. For the...
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Apostrophe Words

For Students 1st - 4th
Young writers cut out 18 contraction cards and 18 phrase cards. They make the 18 contractions to the appropriate 18 matching contractions.
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Apostrophes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Apostrophes as used in plurals, contractions, and possessives are the subject of a short PowerPoint that includes explanations as well as examples of correct and incorrect usage. Consider augmenting the presentation with practice...

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