My students have the hardest time with apostrophes for some reason. I dread teaching apostrophes (and point of view) every. single. year.
I decided to try a hands on approach this year. I created a sort that students need to cut apart and rearrange according to different categories:
Able to be possessed
Not able to be possessed
Irregulars/ Already Plural
I created two different versions of this for differentiation:
Version A has the number of answers in each column shaded (Lower level students).
Version B is blank so students do not know how many answers are in each column (Higher level students)
This activity worked remarkably well! It it VERY rare that I have students placing apostrophes on EVERY SINGLE WORD that ends in S or telling me that you can own an "Of" (like in the joys of music).
Happy apostrophe teaching!