This colourful PowerPoint aims to teach learners about the structure of words in the English language. Numerous examples are given to help learners think of their own root words, suffixes and prefixes.
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).
Covers both regular and irregular plurals (10).
The great thing about this activity is that it is created from a template (available in the Activity Toolkit, in the Smart Notebook Gallery) and can be quickly and easily edited to include specific spellings for your students.
See Dave’s other Notebook word games below. Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/
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.