Are your students struggling with how to use apostrophes to form contractions and possessives? Are you looking for an engaging punctuation/conventions lesson plan to use with your 2nd and 3rd students? Then this six-session unit, based on the Conventions Trait will provide you just what you need. This unit uses the mentor text, Alfie the Apostrophe, as a basis and then expands into a specific form (mode) of writing. However, what makes our units different is that all activities are research-based. Not only do we design activities that work, we tell you what the research tells us about these types of activities.
This 18-page unit guide using the mentor text "Alfie the Apostrophe" is a perfect way to teach L.2.2.c, L.3.2.d and narrative writing (W.2.3 and W.3.3).
The six lessons in this unit are as diverse as your students. A BONUS in this particular unit is the Pattycakes Notes, our trademarked system to print out sticky notes and attach to select pages in your mentor text. Each activity in this unit is comprehensive and includes specific directions to the teacher, helpful hints, and a ready-to-use reproducible. Options for Narrative Writing are also included.
Please note: the mentor text is not included in these lessons. Teachers can easily find these books in most school libraries. We also have a link to each book on our Amazon Associates website at www.denovolearning.org. Your purchase of books from our site does not cost you anything extra and allows us to purchase more books house for unit development. Thanks!