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Letter Writing 2
Letter Writing 2
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 2
Letter writing is a very engaging and authentic way to learn formatting, punctuation and grammar. The activities in this unit should be learned in tandem with actual letter writing to aunts, uncles or other special far-away people. That way, students can learn and practice the letter writing skills and then apply them in their own letters. It would be especially rich to include their thoughts about books they are reading.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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
Letter Writing 3
Letter Writing 3
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 3
In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Punctuation in Practice
Punctuation in Practice
Workbook
Punctuation in Practice
Help your child practice punctuation and capitalization in this workbook. There are several creative ways to review writing offered here which explore the mechanics of writing in different situations.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Contraction Matching Game
Contraction Matching Game
Worksheet
Contraction Matching Game
Is your kid having trouble with contractions? Try out this simple memory matching game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes in Nouns
Women's hats or womens' hats. This apostrophe worksheet shows where to put those tricky possessive apostrophes in nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Develop your student's reading and writing skills with these exercises that expand upon their knowledge of apostrophes in the written word by putting them in the context of contractions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Expand on your punctuation mark lessons with these exercises that allow your students to see apostrophes in action by creating plural possessive nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Worksheet
Punctuate the Story: Earth Day
Put proper punctuation into practice with these read-along stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Editing
Sentence Editing
Worksheet
Sentence Editing
This fun and spooky worksheet focuses on sentence editing. Your student will correct all the grammatical errors he finds in the worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Allow your students to practice individually with these exercises that test them on their knowledge of plural possessive nouns. Helpful hints encourage your students to think through problems in order to solidify the lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Great Grammar: Plural Possessive Nouns
Great Grammar: Plural Possessive Nouns
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Plural Possessive Nouns
How do you write a possessive noun when you're working with a noun that's already plural? This worksheet covers the basics.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes
Possessive Apostrophes
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophes
Help your third grader review and master when to use an apostrophe s in possessives with this printable worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Help improve the fluidity of your students' written pieces by introducing them to possessive nouns. These exercises allow for individual practice and encourages students to think through challenges with helpful hints!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
Lesson Plan
Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Contractions in Construction
Contractions in Construction
Worksheet
Contractions in Construction
Replace two-word phrases with the correct contractions in this construction zone.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
There, Their, They're
There, Their, They're
Worksheet
There, Their, They're
There are many ways to learn the difference between "there", "their" and "they're". Help your child determine the difference with this practice sheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Contractions
Dive into contractions with this worksheet that asks kids to complete each sentence with the proper contraction.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
The use of apostrophes in writing can be challenging for students to understand, but practice makes perfect with these exercises that allow them to learn individually.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
Lesson Plan
Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
Worksheet
Possessive Nouns: Whose Is It?
"The book of the teacher" sounds so clumsy compared to "the teacher's book." This third grade writing worksheet shows kids how to make possessive nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
More Punctuation and Capitalization
Worksheet
More Punctuation and Capitalization
In this practice worksheet, children develop their punctuation skills as they correct five sentences and rewrite five more.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Lesson Plan
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
There is great wonder in building things and taking them apart. Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to construct and deconstruct contractions while correctly using an apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Possessive Apostrophe Review
Possessive Apostrophe Review
Worksheet
Possessive Apostrophe Review
This activity will review that one simple rule and provide some examples to apply this rule.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.