The lesson can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods but I planned it to be taught as five mini-lessons, one for every day of the week. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. You could also teach each worksheet daily instead of duplicating the pages front to back. If you do this, the lesson takes seven days to teach. But, I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity.
I think having all the little pieces in place such as recognizing when and knowing how to use apostrophes to show possession is essential to strong, unambiguous writing. So, no matter what the age of your students, they can benefit from this lesson.
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• Handout and worksheet on “Using Apostrophes to Form Possessives of Singular Nouns” with KEY
• Handout and worksheet titled “Using Apostrophes to Form the Possessive of Plural Nouns” with KEY
• Handout and worksheet titled “Using Apostrophes to Form the Possessive of Pronouns” with KEY
• Worksheet titled “Definitions and Uses of Apostrophes in Forming Possessive Nouns and Pronouns”” with KEY
• Worksheet Review titled “Definitions and Uses of Apostrophes in Forming Possessive Nouns and Pronouns” with KEY
• “Quiz over Using Apostrophes to Form Possessive Nouns and Pronouns” with KEY
Have fun with this non-threatening way to learn how to form possessive nouns and pronouns using apostrophes!