To become familiar with the rules that govern the use of apostrophes in well-written sentences

        To develop basic skills in the use of apostrophes in well written sentences




        To correctly recognize situations where apostrophes are used in a pre-written sentence



For many people, apostrophes are a very confusing punctuation mark.  Apostrophes may be used in the following ways:

The websites in the New Instruction section offer several ways in which to review the rules.  One way may be more appealing to a learner than another.  Take a look at all of the websites to find which one works best for you.

New Instruction:

1.  Click here to review the basic rules for the apostrophe.  

2.  Click here and then click on the Fact Sheet to review another format for rules.  

3.  Click here to review another format for rules.

4.  Click here to review rules in a PowerPoint presentation.

Feedback and Review:

Click on the activities below for practice using the apostrophe.

  1. Activity #1  Contractions

  2. Activity #2  Possession

  3. Activity #3  Possession

  4. Activity #4  Contractions & Possession

  5. Activity #5  Contractions & Possession

  6. Activity #6  Contractions & Possession

  7. Activity #7  Contractions & Possession

  8. Activity #8  Games for Contractions & Possession

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

1.  Click here f you need to review the rules, .

2.  Now practice writing five sentences of your own using the comma.  Share them with your teacher.



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