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It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns Scoot
It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns Scoot
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns Scoot
Your students will enjoy this kinesthetic activity as they review the grammar concept of singular and plural possessive nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions
Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions
Worksheet
Practice Test: Compound Words and Contractions
Help your first grader review compound words and contractions with this printable quiz.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 2
Develop your student's reading and writing skills with these exercises that expand upon their knowledge of apostrophes in the written word by putting them in the context of contractions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 1
Expand on your punctuation mark lessons with these exercises that allow your students to see apostrophes in action by creating plural possessive nouns.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Contraction Attraction
Contraction Attraction
Worksheet
Contraction Attraction
On this second grade reading and writing worksheet, kids complete sentences by replacing two words with a matching contraction from the word box.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2
Allow your students to practice individually with these exercises that test them on their knowledge of plural possessive nouns. Helpful hints encourage your students to think through problems in order to solidify the lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Awesome Apostrophes
Awesome Apostrophes
Worksheet
Awesome Apostrophes
Kids will decide where to put apostrophes in contractions with this rainbow-themed activity. Students will be given a pair of words and the corresponding contraction, but they'll be responsible for filling in the missing apostrophe. They'll be contraction
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #3
Contraction Action #3
Worksheet
Contraction Action #3
Get rid of the grammar grumbles, and practice some contraction action! Your student can practice breaking down and creating contractions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
"Your" vs "You're"
"Your" vs "You're"
Worksheet
"Your" vs "You're"
Does your second grader know the difference between "your" and "you're"? Guide her by matching definitions and finishing some sample sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creating Contractions Part 1
Creating Contractions Part 1
Worksheet
Creating Contractions Part 1
Give your students practice shortening phrases into contractions and expanding contractions into phrases.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #15
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #15
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #15
Help your second grader get a handle on homophones. In particular, this printable explores a sneaky homophone set: they're and their.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 1
Help improve the fluidity of your students' written pieces by introducing them to possessive nouns. These exercises allow for individual practice and encourages students to think through challenges with helpful hints!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
Lesson Plan
Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Adding Apostrophes
Adding Apostrophes
Worksheet
Adding Apostrophes
Check out this fun and spooky Halloween worksheet all about apostrophes. Your child will read the story and add in the missing apostrophes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #10
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #10
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #10
Challenge your second grader to complete these sentences correctly, by deciding between the word "its" or "it's" for each one.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #13
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #13
Worksheet
Get a Grip on Grammar: Homophones #13
Who's or whose? These commonly mixed-up homophones make for an important grammar lesson for your second grader.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Exercise
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2
The use of apostrophes in writing can be challenging for students to understand, but practice makes perfect with these exercises that allow them to learn individually.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Hunting for Contractions
Hunting for Contractions
Lesson Plan
Hunting for Contractions
Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns
It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Possessive Nouns
Use this resource with your students to practice forming possessive nouns. They will use context to determine if they need to form a singular or plural possessive.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
Lesson Plan
Construct and Deconstruct Contractions
There is great wonder in building things and taking them apart. Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to construct and deconstruct contractions while correctly using an apostrophe.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Get into Grammar: Contractions
Get into Grammar: Contractions
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Contractions
Help your child ease into grammar with a quick look at contractions: words formed by leaving out and combining sounds in a phrase.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Searching for Possessives: Singular & Plural Possessives
Searching for Possessives: Singular & Plural Possessives
Worksheet
Searching for Possessives: Singular & Plural Possessives
In this exercise, your students will search for singular and possessive nouns as they read a book of their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Contraction Action #6
Contraction Action #6
Worksheet
Contraction Action #6
Get a grasp on contractions with this helpful practice sheet! Your child will be building useful grammar and punctuation skills as he goes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Apostrophes in Contractions 3
Apostrophes in Contractions 3
Exercise
Apostrophes in Contractions 3
Contractions are a staple in casual writing that are used to present a certain mood or tone in a variety of written forms. Give your students the opportunity to practice their skills with these exercises developed specifically for young learners.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions
Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions
Worksheet
Beginning Grammar: Is Contractions
Get started on grammar by jumping into contractions with the word "is", such as it's, she's, and he's.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Apostrophe Resources

An apostrophe is an important punctuation mark that is often misused. To make sure your students develop good habits, make sure that they understand apostrophes are only used to denote possession or form contractions. A common apostrophe mistake is to make a word plural. The worksheets and games below will set your students up for success by showing them how to use apostrophes properly.

Learn More About Apostrophes

Apostrophes are important punctuation marks most commonly used to indicate possession or form contractions.

There are many different ways to use apostrophes to show possession, but the two most common are:
  • Singular nouns: add ’s to the end of a singular noun, e.g. cat → cat’s
  • Plural nouns: There are exceptions to this rule, but in general simply add an apostrophe to the s at the end, e.g. dogs → dogs’
Another common use of apostrophes is in contractions, which are made by removing letters or syllables from words. Your students use contractions every day when speaking. Show them how to use apostrophes by pointing out common uses, such as:
  • Do not → don’t
  • I am → I’m
  • She is → She’s
Apostrophes are an oft-misused punctuation mark. The number one mistake people make is confusing them as necessary for pluralizing a word. While you can use an apostrophe to indicate multiple letters (e.g. “Mind your p’s and q’s.”), you do not need to use an apostrophe to make a word plural.

If you need to add an ‘s’ or ‘es’ to a word to make it plural, you don’t need to do the following:
  • Game’s
  • Toy’s
  • Dog’s
To be clear, apostrophes indicate possession, form contractions, or pluralize individual letters. By the time your students work through the apostrophe worksheets above, they should have a solid understanding of when and how to use them.