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Elizabeth Uzzell June 1, 2013 Educational Technology I Lesson Plan: Apostrophes Standards Content: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.

2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives Technology: software (Powerpoint) and websites 1) Objectives A) Learn and differentiate between types of apostrophes. B) Identify missing and extraneous apostrophes. C) Create words with appropriate apostrophes. 2) Introduction to Learning Activity A) Word jumble: the poor saps Have them unscramble to get the word apostrophes. This gets them thinking about words and the importance of putting things in the right order. 3) Provide information A) Two types of apostrophes: possessive and contractions (see attached) 4) Provide practice A) OWL exercises 2 and 3 B) Beat the clock! 5) Provide knowledge of results A) Online tests (individual) B) Oral exam (whole class) 6) Review A) Apostrophes indicate possession or contraction B) Most of the time, when you are bringing two words together, youll use an apostrophe C) Possessive apostrophes can be singular or plural, but you never use apostrophes to make plural words 7) Methods of Assessment A) Online test B) Oral feedback

4) Provide information Possessive apostrophe: EXCEPTIONS: yours, mine, ours, his/hers, theirs, its* -creates distinction between possession and plural form singular possession: Jerrys hat Flowers petals Bosss car Plural possession: Childrens house Flowers petals Twins bedroom Compound words: Father-in-laws son Joint: Kathy and Gregs address Separate: Kathys and Gregs address Example (from Kingsley Amis) Those things over there are my husbands. Those things over there are my husbands. Those things over there are my husbands. Contractions: Hes=he is Wont=will not Whered=where did Youre=you are Its=it is Yall=you all *with the exception of its, what do all these words have in common? -without apostrophes, they are NOT words -wont means accustomed to something -hes, weve, whered are nonsense.