Do your students get confused between contractions and possessive nouns. Do you ever find apostrophes in random words like "bake's"? I created this craftivity to help some of my 3rd grade students understand the uses of apostrophes, and when NOT to use apostrophes!
Students begin by read sentences on a worksheet. Part 1 of the worksheet includes practice items similar to this:
1. The ____ tail is long and brown. (horse's; horses)
2. The ____ ran across the field. (horse's; horses)
Students must choose the correct word for each sentence. Then, they must determine whether the word with the apostrophe is used as a contraction or a possessive noun in the sentence.
Part 2: Students read a sentence and determine whether the underlined word is a contraction or a possessive noun.
Part 3: Students are given two words. They write the contraction that can be formed from those two words.
Once the worksheet is completed and corrected, students begin assembling the craftivity. (Detailed instructions are provided!) The finished products make a unique bulletin board or fun school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel entry in an interactive notebook!
Check out the preview for a better look at this product!
Student-friendly directions are included so that you can place the directions under your document camera, and students can refer to them as they complete the project. (An answer key is also included.)
I have also created a series of three PowerPoints for teaching my students the rules of using apostrophes. Click on the links to check them out!
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
Feel free to check out my other products for teaching possessive rules:
Possessive Nouns at the Zoo Worksheet (or assessment)
Possessive Nouns: A Concentration Game
Possessive Nouns (Singular AND Plural): I have… Who has…?
Possessive Singular Nouns: I have… Who has…?
Plural Possessives Craftivity: Possessives are Popping Up Everywhere!
Copyright by Deb Hanson 2013
Clipart by Tanya Rae Designs
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