Clear explanations of the use of possessive and omissive apostrophes. Followed by photographs of examples of misuse (great for prompting further discussion).
Mapped to Functional English criteria and adult literacy curriculum elements.
A lovely set of three PPTs. 1 – Apostrophes presentation which covers the use of apostrophes of omission and possession. Includes information, examples, questions and self-assessment (20 slides). 2 – Multiple choice questions on apostrophes of omission (ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard – 8 slides). 3 – Printable guide and worksheets for students (21 slides – print as a PPT handout – 6 slides per sheet).
A paired activity based on the well known web site provides an engaging way to introduce or revise this tricky topic.
Emma suggests that a useful extension activity is for learners to take pictures on their phones – where appropriate – of apostrophe ‘abuse’ they come across and bring them in to class for discussion.
Syllables Millionaire is a great PowerPoint game in the style of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, including embedded sound. Focuses on the use of syllables as a spelling aid – with graduated questions. The PPT file can easily be edited and used to check learning at the end of any literacy or numeracy topic that lends itself to a quiz format.
Please also download the PDF overview / help sheet below.