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Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
This independent study packet features 5 days of independent activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fourth grade. This is week 1 of the set.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this third grade independent study packet offers 5 more days of activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Game
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
Kids practice putting apostrophes in irregular and commonly misspelled nouns in this sea-themed game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Game
Apostrophes in Contractions Space Smash
Kids practice placing apostrophes in contracts in this interactive space-themed game!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features 5 days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Apostrophes in Contractions 1
Apostrophes in Contractions 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 1
Practice makes perfect, and these exercises that focus on contractions with apostrophes give your student the ability to work independently while still providing helpful hints when needed.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Spelling 1
Spelling 1
Guided Lesson
Spelling 1
Spelling is a core language arts skill in the third grade curriculum. You can support kids' spelling skills with this guided lesson that features targeted instruction in common spelling patterns, as well as plenty of chances to practice. The content of this lesson was created by our team of teachers and curriculum experts. For even more spelling practice, consider downloading and printing our recommended spelling worksheets.
3rd grade
Guided Lesson
Apostrophe Drop
Apostrophe Drop
Game
Apostrophe Drop
Let's play ball! Kids practice combining two words with an apostrophe to make contractions in this baseball grammar game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Grammar Galore
Grammar Galore
Workbook
Grammar Galore
Get your fifth grader clued into advanced grammar. She'll get to edit a few improper sentences, work on different parts of speech, and practice using correct punctuation marks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Get into Grammar
Get into Grammar
Workbook
Get into Grammar
This workbook covers the basics of grammar, from parts of speech, to descriptive vocabulary, verb tenses and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Game
Placing Apostrophes in Possessives
Kids practice placing apostrophes in possessive nouns in this underwater game!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Game
Possessive Apostrophe Quiz
Find the correct use of the possessive apostrophe in this simple sentences quiz!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Knowing your parts of speech is an important part of learning good writing skills. Learn the ins and outs of words with this packet that covers the eight different parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sentences 1
Sentences 1
Guided Lesson
Sentences 1
Second grade writers often need extra support with the rules of capitalization, puncuation, apostrophes, and proper nouns. The exercises in this guided lesson cover these four key grammar rules, and provide kids with targeted exercises to help them practice writing with correct grammar usage. To help gain even more practice with new writing skills, download and print the capitalization and punctuation worksheets suggested as part of this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Workbook
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
This workbook is packed with challenging third grade spelling words that your child can practice writing and applying to his or her vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Lesson Plan
Mastering the Possessive Apostrophe
Who would have thought possessive apostrophes could be this fun or easy? With one simple rule and some fun sentences, students will become masters at indicating possession.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Possessive Nouns Worksheet
Possessive Nouns Worksheet
Worksheet
Possessive Nouns Worksheet
Possessive nouns worksheets give kids lots of grammar practice. This possessive nouns worksheet will teach your child how to make a singular possessive noun.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Help budding fourth graders prepare for a new year of learning with the help of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
Vocabulary in Focus
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
This workbook builds reading comprehension by reinforcing vocabulary with word puzzles, homophones and a few quick reading pages.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Apostrophes in Possessives
Apostrophes in Possessives
Exercise
Apostrophes in Possessives
Teach your young learners about the importance of apostrophes in writing with these exercises that explain how the punctuation mark can be used to show possessives, and how it differs from contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Apostrophes in Possessives: Undersea Explorers
Apostrophes in Possessives: Undersea Explorers
Game
Apostrophes in Possessives: Undersea Explorers
Kids select the correct possessive noun in this underwater-themed game.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Letter Writing 1
Letter Writing 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Its or It's?
Its or It's?
Worksheet
Its or It's?
"Its" or "it's"? If your child is not sure, help her practice with the sentences on this third grade writing worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action
Contraction Action
Lesson Plan
Contraction Action
Give your students a chance to create contractions and play with macaroni with this fun-filled reading lesson. Early learners will have a blast using flash cards to identify ways word combinations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

Apostrophe Resources

An apostrophe is an important punctuation mark that is often misused. To make sure your students develop good habits, make sure that they understand apostrophes are only used to denote possession or form contractions. A common apostrophe mistake is to make a word plural. The worksheets and games below will set your students up for success by showing them how to use apostrophes properly.

Learn More About Apostrophes

Apostrophes are important punctuation marks most commonly used to indicate possession or form contractions.

There are many different ways to use apostrophes to show possession, but the two most common are:
  • Singular nouns: add ’s to the end of a singular noun, e.g. cat → cat’s
  • Plural nouns: There are exceptions to this rule, but in general simply add an apostrophe to the s at the end, e.g. dogs → dogs’
Another common use of apostrophes is in contractions, which are made by removing letters or syllables from words. Your students use contractions every day when speaking. Show them how to use apostrophes by pointing out common uses, such as:
  • Do not → don’t
  • I am → I’m
  • She is → She’s
Apostrophes are an oft-misused punctuation mark. The number one mistake people make is confusing them as necessary for pluralizing a word. While you can use an apostrophe to indicate multiple letters (e.g. “Mind your p’s and q’s.”), you do not need to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.

If you need to add an ‘s’ or ‘es’ to a word to make it plural, you don’t need to do the following:
  • Game’s
  • Toy’s
  • Dog’s
To be clear, apostrophes indicate possession, form contractions, or pluralize individual letters. By the time your students work through the apostrophe worksheets above, they should have a solid understanding of when and how to use them.