Apostrophe Rules: This 38-slide PowerPoint is a step-by-step presentation that teaches students when to use apostrophes.
Students are taught 5 rules:
1. Apostrophes SHOULD be used in contractions.
2. Apostrophes SHOULD be used in words showing possession.
3. Apostrophes should NOT be used in plural words.
4. Apostrophes should NOT be used in absolute possessives (ours, hers, yours, etc.)
5. Apostrophes should ONLY be seen in "its" when it can be replaced with "it is".
After the 5 rules are introduced (and plenty of examples are given), there are 20 practice slides. Students are told to go on "apostrophe patrol" and to "catch the offending apostrophes" that are found in places that they shouldn't be found.
This file also includes a 2-page PowerPoint companion handout
. Students can write on the handout as you progress through the PowerPoint.
This PowerPoint is fully animated so that you only advance when the teacher clicks the mouse.
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Apostrophe Patrol Craftivity
This is just the first one in a series of three apostrophe PowerPoints I have made for my students. Click on the links to check out the other ones.
1. Apostrophe Patrol PowerPoint (focusing on possessives and contractions)
2. Singular Possessive Nouns: You BEE-long to me!
3. Plural Possessive PowerPoint: You BEE-long to US!
You can purchase all three as part of a bundle (and save money)! Click on this link if you are interested in the bundled option. Possessive PowerPoint Bundle (including 3 PowerPoint and 2 companion worksheets
By Deb Hanson 2014
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