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How to Use an Apostrophe

In this lesson, students learn the two main uses of an apostrophe. They also learn some of the most common errors writers make with apostrophes. Students learn to spot and correct errors. Includes a writing and editing challenge.

Sample
Vocabulary
  • let’s
  • possession
  • contraction
  • abbreviated
  • vice versa
  • substitute
  • identical
  • for the sake of clarity
  • omit
  • in context
PDF Content
  • free writing
  • writing explanation
  • writing tips
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing practice
  • comprehension check-in
  • discussion questions
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • The Two Main Uses for Apostrophes: Overview(Reference)
  • The Two Main Uses for Apostrophes: To Show Possession(Reference)
  • Task 1: Possession(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Two Main Uses for Apostrophes: To Form a Contraction(Reference)
  • Task 2: Contractions(Type in the Blanks)
  • Write a Sentence(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part A(Reference)
  • Task 3: Its or It's(Type in the Blanks)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part B(Reference)
  • Task 4: Incorrect Apostrophes(Multiple-Choice)
  • Rewrite the Sentence(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part C(Reference)
  • Task 5: Who's and Whose(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part D(Reference)
  • Task 6: Possession of Nouns Ending in "s"(Multiple-Choice)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part E(Reference)
  • Task 7: You're or Your(Type in the Blanks)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part F(Reference)
  • Task 8: They're / Their / There(Multiple-Choice)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part G(Reference)
  • Task 9: Apostrophes with Pronouns(Multiple-Choice)
  • Common Apostrophe Errors: Part H(Reference)
  • Task 10: Plural Nouns Ending in "ies"(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Apostrophes with Compound Nouns, Hyphenated Nouns & Two Nouns(Reference)
  • Apostrophes with Names(Reference)
  • Apostrophes with Numbers & Letters(Reference)
  • Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Checklist(Reference)
  • Writing Challenge(Open-Ended Questions)