Learning About Apostrophes

In 4B, we have been learning about apostrophes.

An apostrophe is a type of punctuation and it fits in with the “Conventions” writing trait.

apostrophe

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Apostrophes can be confusing. Here are some tips that might help.

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After a big discussion about apostrophes where students brainstormed sentences that did and did not require apostrophes, they demonstrated their learning in a creative way on their iPads. Students made comics and had to feature apostrophes correctly. You can view some of the students’ comics below.

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A lot of people think any word that ends with an s needs an apostrophe. Remember, unless there is ownership in a sentence, plurals do not need an apostrophe.

What is wrong with this picture?

Image: ‘Sofia’s Pizza’s Calzoni’s Kebab’s Burger’s Pakora’s’
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427470616@N01/2392092122
Found on flickrcc.net

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Did our tips help you learn about apostrophes?

What is wrong with the picture above? Have you ever seen apostrophes used incorrectly before?

Can you make up a sentence that has an apostrophe before an s, after an s and in a contraction?

Different Types Of Words

In our literacy sessions last week, we revised our knowledge of grammar and different types of words.

We focussed on:

  • Nouns
  • Proper nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Contractions
  • Conjunctions
  • Compound words
  • Homophones
  • Homonyms
  • Identifying interesting vocabulary
  • Dictionary skills
  • Apostrophes

It can be tricky to remember all of the types of words we use. The slideshow below gives a brief description of different words we see when we read.

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Can you give some examples of these different types of words?

Can you write a comment that includes all of these words?

Understanding Apostrophes

In 4A and 4B we have been learning about apostrophes.

An apostrophe is a type of punctuation.

apostrophe

On a keyboard, you can usually find an apostrophe to the left of the enter key.

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Apostrophes can be confusing. Here are some tips that might help.

Thank you to Mrs Morris for creating this slideshow!

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Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t know about how to use apostrophes correctly. A lot of people think that any word that ends with an s needs an apostrophe. Remember, plurals do not need an apostrophe.

What is wrong with this picture?

Image: ‘Sofia’s Pizza’s Calzoni’s Kebab’s Burger’s Pakora’s’
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427470616@N01/2392092122
Found on flickrcc.net

Did our tips help you learn about apostrophes?

What is wrong with the picture? Have you seen any businesses use apostrophes incorrectly before?

Can you make up a sentence that has an apostrophe before an s, after an s and in a contraction?