Rs/L1.2

Use punctuation to help their understanding
(a) Understand the function of the omissive apostrophe to indicate a contracted word form in texts written in informal style
(b) Understand the use of the possessive apostrophe to show ownership or close link
(c) Secure knowledge of end-of-sentence punctuation and commas in helping to make sense of continuous text
(d) Understand that certain texts such as text messages and emails may use non-standard or no punctuation

Written for students who confuse these two words in their writing. Suitable for E2 or dyslexia support at any level. Also useful for introducing the omissive apostrophe. Includes info, examples and tips followed by practice exercises and self evaluation.

Level
E2
L1
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Rw/E2.1
Ww/E2.1
General
Dyslexia support

Cubs – apostrophes is a series of sentences for possible correction and is based upon Janet Chapman’s Cub Scout newsletter – proofreading resource (see below).

Level
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4
Context
Voluntary & Charity

A challenging kinaesthetic paired activity that is bound to promote discussion about possessive and omissive apostrophes (and the greengrocer’s apostrophe!).

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

A very useful 2 page handout with information, tip and two quick exercises (one for omission, one for possession).

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

A fun way to consolidate the use of apostrophes in contractions. With differentiation ideas.

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

5 page workpack covers punctuation and vocabulary. Written for history students that are also covering basic literacy but useful for any students with an interest in ancient Britain.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
Rw/L2.3
Rw/L1.1
Rw/L2.2
Ws/E3.4
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Context
History

An unpunctuated text. Students must add capital letters, commas, full stops and apostrophes so that it makes sense.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
Ws/L1.3
Ws/L2.4
Context
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

A wonderful revision tool for apostrophes (of omission and possession). With type-in boxes for students to enter correct sentences.

Level
L1
L2
English
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4

Two different multi-sensory activities – both make ideal starters.
1) pin-up sentence sorting (choice of generic, IT or beauty cards)
2) apostrophe dominoes.

Level
L1
L2
English
Apostrophes
Rs/L1.2
Ws/L2.4
Context
Business & Money management
Hairdressing & Beauty therapy

Working with bullets neatly combines literacy (punctuation) and ICT. Step by step task sheet asks the learner to set up a document (involves margins, headers, footers, formatting, etc) and then add bullets, shading and paragraph borders.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rs/E3.3
Rs/L1.2
Rs/L2.2
ICT
Functional ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL