The Apostrophes Packet consists of a 4-page student handout that is visually attractive and sectioned off so that students can learn and have practice with the different rules for using apostrophes.
The first two pages of the packet engage students with the 3 main rules for ownership (singular possessive, plural possessive, and plurals that do not end in s) in a rule, example, and 4-5 practice sentences format.
A "check" then follows where examples from each of the 3 rules are presented and students must put in the needed apostrophes.
The third page focuses on contractions--examples are given and practice is provided for students to form contractions using apostrophes. Then students place apostrophes in a series of sentences having both ownership and contractions.
The last page of the packet is entitled "DO NOTS" so that students have practice recognizing when apostrophes are not needed (ex.: plural words and verbs ending in s). The packet wraps up with students recapping the main ideas regarding apostrophes.
This resource can be used as a teaching tool for whole-class mini-lessons, or worked on independently or in small groups. When copied back-to-back, it makes a tidy 2-sheet comprehensive apostrophes study.
**An ANSWER KEY is provided.
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Thank you! Joy Sexton
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