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BYOD Group Activity Lesson Ideas and Resources- Online Workshop

College Success
1. Students in PER 101 are tasked with learning about and developing their own time management skills.  Students will use Numbers (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numbers/id361304891?mt=8) to visually graph their schedules for the day, week, and 8-week term. This visual representation of their time will be color-coded to reflect the different obligations/responsibilities the student has.  Students will use CourseNotes (http://www.course-notes.org) to journal examples of times they mismanaged their time or were unable to meet the time-goals they had set for themselves. Putting these examples on paper will allow them to go back and review the errors they made over the course of a term and will allow them to recognize patterns that may occur in their time (mis)management.  Student will use Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) and/or Twitter (https://twitter.com) to conduct “experiments” on time management. For example, student can post a status update on Facebook that they do not want to be disturbed for a predetermined amount of time. The student can then, in their journals, track who/what disregards the request, allowing them to further recognize patterns of time (mis)management and who is responsible for it.

History
1. Teaching the Boston Massacre – U. S. History – Interpretation: What was the true nature of this event?  Students will be directed to USHistory.org (http://www.ushistory.org/us/9e.asp) to read about the Boston Massacre. Students will also be directed to find other resources on the Internet and in the GMC library that document the event, including Paul Revere’s engraving of the event and contemporary maps.  Students will use Google Earth (http://www.google.com/earth/) to see the site of the event. Students will use Moodle Discussion Forums to make and share comments based on observations of the physical site and the texts. The instructor will provide questions via Moodle resources.

Math
1. Function Transformations: Groups of 3 students each will download GeoGebra (http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/download/) and each group will investigate the effects of making various simple changes to a basic function such as f(x) = x^3. Each team will document their findings using Prezi (http://prezi.com). They will then look at the work of other teams. Finally, the entire class will try to build a composite table of all the basic transformations, which hopefully will include, horizontal and vertical translations, x and y-axis reflections, and horizontal and vertical stretches and compressions. 2. Families of functions
Activity: Students will be paired and given a type of function: linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, etc. Students will then research the characteristics of that type of function to include domain, range, graphs, transformations, end behavior, and asymptotic behavior. Students will

construct multi-media presentation such as a power point or prezi (http://prezi.com).
Assessment: Students will present their reports to the class for a grade. 3. In MAT 095 there is little if any explanation of solving a quadratic equation using the Quadratic Formula. Most of the instruction on Cognitive Tutor involves factoring to solve Quadratics. Below is a lesson that can be sent via email to all MAT 095 students to enhance their learning in LSS MATH at GMCColumbus.

Accounting 1. Using the web, students will find three similar company’s financial statements for the same time period. They will use a spreadsheet application, such as Google Docs (http://www.google.com/drive/apps.html) or Excel to create a comparison of the three companies and use Online Chart Tool (http://www.onlinecharttool.com/) to chart the comparison. Then, they will write a short paragraph explaining which company they would invest in and why and choose the company where they would like to work. English 1. Students in remedial English will write a 500 word essay on a topic of their choice (illustration, narrative, argumentative, or persuasive), and submit the papers for peer review. The goal is for students to recognize mistakes in each other’s work, and recommend corrections to each other. Using Turnitin.com by itself or via the medium of certain versions of Moodle, students will use what are known in Turnitin.com as “peer marks” to evaluate one another’s work. That is, the students will read their peers’ essays and tag those essays with commentary and criticism. Ultimately, the students’ ability to recognize flaws in the writing of others will make them more aware of their own mistakes.

2. ENG 102 students will use Prezi (http://prezi.com) to create a presentation showing the detailed analysis of a poem of their choice. Students will give the presentation to their classmates and create a quiz using Quizlet (http://quizlet.com/) to test their classmates on the material presented. The quizzes will be compiled into one large quiz to serve as a review for the end of term exam. The grade on the presentation will be a combination of assessment of the presentation itself as well as the quiz. 3. For any class requiring research and writing, a lesson on plagiarism through Blendspace (https://www.blendspace.com) would help illustrate the importance of avoiding plagiarism more effectively. By making the lesson more interactive, students can complete several citation activities and quizzes online, and it would allow me to point them towards several helpful online MLA resources. The goals for this lesson would be to show students how to find and use the resources that will help them achieve proper MLA citation and avoid committing any acts of plagiarism. Additionally, I want students to understand what plagiarism is, why we take it seriously, and how to avoid it. 4. In the 102 classroom, students are required to present a 20-30 minute presentation on a piece of literature that we will study in the course. They are required to briefly discuss the author’s background, but more importantly to focus on the short story or poem. In the workshop, students will get into their groups and collaborate using Prezi (http://prezi.com) to create their presentation. Prezi Library Database By using these two applications, students will have a better idea of how to use the library databases as a resource for their forthcoming research paper, but will also have academic literary critics (instead of Joe Schmo’s blog) to better present their literary presentation. Using Prezi, students can collaborate immediately, and enhance their public speaking and presentation skills. 5. Teaching writing mechanics lessons in the context of student essay revision (asynchronous) using Moodle and Turnitin.com Moodle and Turnitin are integrated, so that when a student is logged into Moodle, she is also logged into Turnitin. When students are given "Grademarks" in Turnitin, they are hyperlinked to assigned writing mechanics lessons in Moodle. When the student clicks the hyperlink as he's reviewing and editing his writing, he is taken to the lesson which requires that he correct the actual sentence in which he made the error. The student can then seamlessly continue with his editing back in Turnitin. Writing pedagogy research points out that correction of mechanics errors does NOT positively impact a student's writing unless he corrects his OWN errors. This use of Web 2.0 tools enables the student to do so as part of the editing process at any time of day or night. Seven Lessons Samples (as they appear for editing in Moodle LMS) Comma Splice Lesson OBJECTIVE: Recognize and Correct Comma Splices This is a lesson about the comma splice, a common error made by amateur writers.

OBJECTIVE: Recognize and Correct Comma Splices You'll start by watching a movie about what a comma splice is and how to write your sentences so they don't contain this error. Begin by watching the Comma Splice Movie. After you've finished, you'll have some examples to work through. When you've finished learning about the comma splice, you will return to your writing assignment and correct your own comma splice. IMPORTANT: When you have finished watching the movie, use your browser's back button to return to this page.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Dependent or Independent Clause? In The Comma Splice Movie, you learned not to attempt to join two independent clauses (also known

Dependent or Independent Clause? as complete sentences) using only a comma. In this section, you will learn how to tell the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause.

Independent Clause An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence. Jim studied in the Sweet Shop for his chemistry quiz. -------------------------------------------------Dependent Clause A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought. A dependent clause cannot be a sentence. Often a dependent clause is marked by a dependent marker word. When Jim studied in the Sweet Shop for his chemistry quiz . . . (What happened when he studied? The thought is incomplete.) ---------------------------------------------------Dependent Marker Word A dependent marker word is a word added to the beginning of an independent clause that makes it into a dependent clause. When Jim studied in the Sweet Shop for his chemistry quiz, it was very noisy.
Dependent Clause Independent Clause

---------------------------------------------------Some common dependent markers are: after, although, as, as if, because, before, even if, even

Dependent or Independent Clause? though, if, in order to, since, though, unless, until, whatever, when, whenever,whether, and while. ---------------------------------------------------It's great to use dependent clauses! Just don't punctuate them as though they're sentences. Remember, every dependent clause is DEPENDENT, like a baby who needs its parent. Combine the dependent clause with an independent one, and you'll have written a correct and sophisticated sentence.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Test Yourself! Independent or Dependent Clause? Is this a dependent or independent clause? "In 1628 William Harvey published his new theory." Multichoice Answer 1: This is an independent clause (complete sentence).

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Correct! Subject = William Harvey Simple Predicate = published AND, a complete idea is expressed.

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Test Yourself! Independent or Dependent Clause? Response 2 No, this is a complete sentence (also known as an independent clause). Here's why: Subject = William Harvey Simple Predicate = published AND, a complete idea is expressed.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Independent or Dependent Clause? Which explained the circulation of the blood by the motion of the heart. Multichoice Answer 1: This is a complete sentence (independent clause).

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Sorry, no. This is a dependent clause (incomplete sentence) because it begins with the dependent clause marker, "which." Oftentimes, a clause that begins with a dependent clause marker should simply be the last part of the previous sentence: In 1628 William Harvey published his new theory, which explained the circulation of the blood by the motion of the heart.

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Correct! This is a dependent clause (incomplete sentence) because it begins with the

Independent or Dependent Clause? dependent clause marker, "which." Oftentimes, a clause that begins with a dependent clause marker should simply be the last part of the previous sentence: In 1628 William Harvey published his new theory, which explained the circulation of the blood by the motion of the heart.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Independent or Dependent Clause? Stated twelve years earlier. Multichoice Answer 1: This is a complete sentence (independent clause).

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Sorry. It is dependent. Remember, independent clauses (also known as complete sentences) must contain a subject and a verb AND express a complete thought. This sentence seems to be missing its subject.

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Independent or Dependent Clause? Answer 2: This is a dependent clause.

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Right! It is dependent. Remember, independent clauses (also known as complete sentences) must contain a subject and a verb AND express a complete thought. This sentence seems to be missing its subject.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Independent or Dependent Clause? This theory set forth the idea that the heart is a kind of pump. Multichoice Answer 1: This is a complete sentence (independent clause).

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Right! It has a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought.

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Independent or Dependent Clause? Answer 2: This is a dependent clause.

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Sorry. Check again. This sentence has a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Independent or Dependent Clause? To force the blood through the veins. Multichoice Answer 1: This is a complete sentence (independent clause).

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Sorry. This is not a complete sentence. It seems that this construction (a dependent clause) should have been the continuation of a previous sentence.

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Right! This is not a complete sentence. It seems that this construction (a dependent clause) should have been the continuation of a previous sentence.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Spot the Comma Splices Now that you know how to spot independent clauses (another term for "complete sentences"), see if you can spot which of the sentences below contains a comma splice. Remember, a comma splice is a serious error that occurs when a writer attempts to join two independent clauses together using nothing but a comma.

Directions: Which of the constructions contains a comma splice?

Multichoice Answer 1: Entrepreneurship is the study of small businesses, college students are embracing it enthusiastically. Correct response! This sentence DOES contain an unfortunate comma splice. Each clause is independent, meaning each is a complete sentence all on its own: COMPLETE SENTENCE: Entrepreneurship is the study of small businesses. COMPLETE SENTENCE: College students are embracing it enthusiastically. The sentences can correctly remain separated, or they can be combined using

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Spot the Comma Splices either of the two correct combining methods. Score Jump Answer 2: Response 2 1 Next page Even though the semester is almost over, the teacher does not know my name. No, this construction is correct. The only INDEPENDENT clause is "the teacher does not know my name." "Even though the semester is almost over" is a DEPENDENT clause. Score Jump Answer 3: 0 Next page I poured myself a drink, sat down, and thought quietly about what had happened. The next thing I knew, it was morning. No, this construction is correct. The first sentence contains items in a series that are properly separated by commas. The next construction has a comma setting off an introductory phrase. Neither of the two comma uses has anything to do with joining two complete sentences together. Score Jump Answer 4: Response 4 0 Next page I have had all I can take of that teacher, and I intend to do something about it. No, this construction is correct. There ARE two independent clauses (complete sentences) here: I have had all I can take of that teacher. and I intend to do something about it. The two sentences are correctly joined using a comma and a coordinating conjunction (one of the FANBOYS): , and

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Which of these constructions contains a comma ... Which of these constructions contains a comma splice? Multichoice Answer 1: I believe that the teacher has been grading me unfairly, all she does is look for minor mistakes.

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Right! INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = I believe that the teacher has been grading me unfairly. Right! INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: All she does is look for minor mistakes. Since a comma splice occurs when a writer attempts to join together two independent clauses using nothing but a comma, this construction definitely DOES qualify as a comma splica.

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1 Next page I believe that the teacher has been grading me unfairly, always looking for minor mistakes.

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Sorry. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = I believe that the teacher has been grading me unfairly. DEPENDENT CLAUSE = always looking for minor mistakes A comma splice happens when there are two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES that a

Which of these constructions contains a comma ... writer attempts to join together using nothing but a comma.

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INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = I believe that the teacher has been grading me unfairly. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: All she does is look for minor mistakes. Since a comma splice occurs when a writer attempts to join together two independent clauses using nothing but a comma, this construction definitely DOES NOT qualify as a comma splice. The writer has used another, totally legitimate means of joining two independent clauses together: the SEMICOLON.

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Sorry. "Looking always for minor mistakes, my teacher grades me unfairly." INDEPENDENT CLAUSE = My teacher grades me unfairly. DEPENDENT CLAUSE = Looking always for minor mistakes A comma splice happens when there are two INDEPENDENT CLAUSES that a writer attempts to join together using nothing but a comma. In this case, one of your clauses is DEPENDENT. This is a perfectly fine sentence that DOES NOT contain a comma splice.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Which of these constructions contains a comma ... Which of these constructions contains a comma splice? Multichoice Answer 1: After the sixth inning, I went home, but my family stayed.

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No, this sentence is correct. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: After the sixth inning, I went home. COMMA + FANBOYS = ,but INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: My family stayed.

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No, this sentence is correct. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: After the sixth inning, I went home. SEMI-COLON = ; INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: My family stayed.

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Which of these constructions contains a comma ... Response 3 Right! INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: After the sixth inning, I went home COMMA INDEPENDENT CLAUSE: my family stayed. This is a comma splice because a comma is not a strong enough punctuation mark to join two independent clauses together. This sentence needs either a comma plus a FANBOY or a semi-colon to correctly do the job.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Two Methods for Correcting Comma Splices Spotting comma splices is like spotting cockroaches. The whole point is to get rid of them!

Since a comma is the wrong way to join two independent clauses, what is the RIGHT WAY?

There are two methods you can use to correctly join independent clauses: ----------------------------------METHOD 1:

Two Methods for Correcting Comma Splices The first uses a comma with a coordinating conjunction.

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COMMA SPLICE: He could not stand the long hours, he quit his job. CORRECT: He could not stand the long hours, so he quit his job. COMMA SPLICE: He did not like his job, he couldn't afford to quit. CORRECT: He did not like his job, but he couldn't afford to quit. COMMA SPLICE: I don't like sushi, I don't intend to order it. CORRECT: I don't like sushi, and I don't intend to order it. ----------------------------------------------METHOD 2: The second uses the semi-colon.

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COMMA SPLICE: We all watched Titanic, it was a great movie. CORRECT: We all watched Titanic; it was a great movie. COMMA SPLICE: I didn't feel good enough to go to class, however, my final exam was too important to miss, so I went. CORRECT: I didn't feel good enough to go to class; however, my final exam was too important to miss, so I went.

Two Methods for Correcting Comma Splices

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here When to Use Which Method for Correcting Comma Splices Option 1: Punctuate as two separate sentences. This option works well if your independent clauses are not childishly short and when they don't need to be combined for the sense of the sentence. Comma Splice: Entrepreneurship is the study of small businesses, college students are embracing it enthusiastically. Correction: Entrepreneurship is the study of small businesses. College students are embracing it enthusiastically. Explanation: Because neither of the independent clauses is especially short or elementary sounding, leaving the sentences separate works fine. Either joining them with a semi-colon or with a comma + a FANBOY would work well, also. -----------------------------------------------------Option 2: Use a semi-colon to join the two sentences IF the sentences are closely related and need to be joined. Comma Splice: My father is chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, he also heads the Warrant Commission. Correction: My father is chairman of the committee on Foreign Relations; he also heads the Warrant Commission. Explanation: Because the two independent clauses are closely related in meaning, it makes sense to combine the ideas into a single sentence. The semi-colon does this nicely. -----------------------------------------------------

Option 3: Use a comma with a coordinating conjunction to show a specific relationship between the two

When to Use Which Method for Correcting Comma Splices independent clauses. Comma Splice: It's raining outside, I'm going to take my umbrella. Correction: It's raining outside, so I'm going to take my umbrella. Explanation: Because the two independent clauses are closely related in meaning, and the second clause gives a consequence of the first one, it makes sense to combine the ideas into a single sentence using the coordinating conjunction "so." ---------------------------------------------------NOTE: Many times, more than one correction method will work well. The above examples provide simple guidelines, not hard and fast rules.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Choose the best correction for this sentence with a comma splice. I have fished in the Colorado River many times, I never catch any fish. Multichoice Answer 1: I have fished in the Colorado River many times, I never catch any fish.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 0 This page I have fished in the Colorado River many times, but I never catch any fish.

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Choose the best correction for this sentence with a comma splice. Score Jump Answer 3: 1 Next page I have fished in the Colorado River many times I never catch any fish.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Choose the best correction for this sentence with a comma splice Using both worms and minnows, I have fished for both perch and bass, I have usually caught turtles or eels. Multichoice Answer 1: Using both worms and minnows, I have fished for both perch and bass, I have usually caught turtles or eels.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 0 This page Using both worms and minnows, I have fished for both perch and bass; I have usually caught turtles or eels.

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Choose the best correction for this sentence with a comma splice have usually caught turtles or eels.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Choose the best correction for this sentence with a comma splice. January 2 was very cold, but I decided to try my luck at Lake Travis, I caught nothing. Multichoice Answer 1: January 2 was very cold, but I decided to try my luck at Lake Travis, I caught nothing.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 0 This page January 2 was very cold, but I decided to try my luck at Lake Travis, so I caught nothing.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Correct YOUR Comma Splice Now return to the essay in which you made a comma splice. 1. Copy the sentence with the comma splice EXACTLY as you originally submitted it in your draft. Paste it as Sentence # 1. If you had more than one comma splice, paste subsequent ones as Sentence # 2, # 3, etc. 2. Now type the sentence(s) again, correcting the comma splice(s). It does not matter which method(s) you use, including rewriting the sentence altogether. What matters is that you now know how to correct your own comma splices. NOTE: This is the part of this lesson for which you can receive the most points, but you still are not finished. When you submit the final draft of your essay, these corrections should have been made. Additionally, you should now be able to avoid comma splices in your future writing, which is the point of your learning about comma splices.

Now, carry on as one of the world's comma splice exterminators. Good luck!

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Apostrophe Lesson OBJECTIVE: Identify and Correct Apostrophe Errors One of the main reasons students make apostrophe errors is that they fail to differentiate between plurals and possessives

A noun or pronoun is PLURAL when its form indicates more than one. Ex. Singular = dog Plural = dogs You will notice in the plural "dogs" above (and in all other plurals besides), there is NO APOSTROPHE! This is because we form plurals by adding an "s" or an "es" to the ends of most nouns. We DO NOT use apostrophes to form plurals! Now that you know when NOT to use apostrophes, watch the video here to learn when you SHOULD use them. The video should open in a new tab. Return to this tab when you have finished watching it. Now click on the image below to watch the Apostrophe video lesson.

OBJECTIVE: Identify and Correct Apostrophe Errors

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here The windows of my house... My _______________ windows are old and out of style. Multichoice Answer 1: houses'

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No. The answer you have given is the plural possessive form of house. This form indicates that more than one house possesses windows.

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Correct! This spelling indicates one house that possesses windows.

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The windows of my house... Answer 3: house

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No. This is simply a singular noun with nothing making it possessive. Since the windows do belong to the house, "house" needs to be made possessive with the use of an 's.

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No. This is simply a plural noun with nothing making it possessive. Since the windows do belong to the house, "house" needs to be made possessive with the use of an 's.

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here They have shades installed between the two ... They have shades installed between the two ______________ of glass. Multichoice Answer 1: panes

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Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here No apostrophes for plurals! Some students develop the bad habit of using apostrophes to form word plurals. You should work hard to break the habit if you suffer from it!

Consider This: 1. Is the "s" meant to indicate "more than one"? If it isn't also possessive, it is plural and does not need an apostrophe.

No apostrophes for plurals! 2. Is the word a contraction? If you're unsure, test the sentence using both words in place of the contraction ("it is" instead of "it's" or "love is" instead of "love's"). If the word is a contraction, the sentence will still make sense. 3. Is the word possessive? Is something possessed or owned? OR, can you substitute an "of" phrase for the apostrophe ("the house of the Carters" instead of "the Carters' house" or "the burdens of life" instead of "life's burdens")? If so, the word is possessive and DOES need an apostrophe. Example: One of life's heaviest burdens is dealing with end-of-life arrangements. 1. Is the "s" meant to indicate "more than one"? If it isn't also possessive, it is plural and does not need an apostrophe. In this sentence, only one life is being considered. The word is singular. 2. Is the word a contraction? If you're unsure, test the sentence using both words in place of the contraction ("it is" instead of "it's" or "love is" instead of "love's"). If the word is a contraction, the sentence will still make sense. If "life's" were being used as a contraction, it would mean "life is." "Life is" doesn't make sense in this sentence. Therefore "life's" is not a contraction. 3. Is the word possessive? Is something possessed or owned? OR, can you substitute an "of" phrase for the apostrophe ("the house of the Carters" instead of "the Carters' house" or "the burdens of life" instead of "life's burdens")? If so, the word is possessive and DOES need an apostrophe. The burden does seem to belong to "life." We can also say "the burdens of life" instead of "life's burdens," so the word is possessive and punctuated correctly with an apostrophe. Now check to see if you can spot all the incorrectly-placed apostrophes.

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Is the Apostrophe Needed? Is the apostrophe needed? One should learn the principle's of good grammar rather than just the rules.

Multichoice Answer 1: The apostrophe is not needed because the word is meant to be plural rather than possessive.

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Response 2 Score Jump Answer 3: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because the word is a contraction. It can be separated back into two words and used successfully in the sentence.

Response 3 Score Jump Answer 4: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is a plural proper noun and isn't possessive.

Response 4 Score Jump Answer 5: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the pronoun is already possessive--

Is the Apostrophe Needed? possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes. Response 5 Score Jump 0 This page

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Multichoice Answer 1: The apostrophe is needed because it can be replaced with an "of" phrase, which indicates possession.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 1 Next page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is meant to be plural rather than possessive.

Response 2 Score Jump Answer 3: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is a plural proper noun and isn't possessive.

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Is the Apostrophe Needed 2? Jump Answer 4: This page The apostrophe is not needed because the pronoun is already possessive-possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes.

Response 4 Score Jump Answer 5: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because the word is a contraction. It can be separated back into two words and used successfully in the sentence.

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Multichoice Answer 1: The apostrophe is needed because the word is a contraction. It can be separated back into two words and used successfully in the sentence.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 1 Next page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is meant to be plural rather than possessive.

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Is the apostrophe needed 3? Score Jump Answer 3: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because it can be replaced with an "of" phrase, which indicates possession.

Response 3 Score Jump Answer 4: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is a plural proper noun and isn't possessive.

Response 4 Score Jump Answer 5: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the pronoun is already possessive-possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes.

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Multichoice Answer 1: The apostrophe is not needed because the word is a plural proper noun and isn't possessive.

Is the apostrophe needed 4? Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 1 Next page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is meant to be plural rather than possessive.

Response 2 Score Jump Answer 3: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because it can be replaced with an "of" phrase, which indicates possession.

Response 3 Score Jump Answer 4: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because the word is a contraction. It can be separated back into two words and used successfully in the sentence.

Response 4 Score Jump Answer 5: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the pronoun is already possessive-possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes.

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Is the apostrophe needed 5? Is the apostrophe needed? The kitten licked it's paw.

Multichoice Answer 1: The apostrophe is not needed because the pronoun is already possessive-possessive pronouns do not use apostrophes.

Response 1 Score Jump Answer 2: 1 Next page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is meant to be plural rather than possessive.

Response 2 Score Jump Answer 3: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because it can be replaced with an "of" phrase, which indicates possession.

Response 3 Score Jump Answer 4: 0 This page The apostrophe is needed because the word is a contraction. It can be separated back into two words and used successfully in the sentence.

Response 4 Score Jump Answer 5: 0 This page The apostrophe is not needed because the word is a plural proper noun and

Is the apostrophe needed 5? isn't possessive. Response 5 Score Jump 0 This page

Import questions | Add a cluster | Add an end of branch | Add a content page | Add an end of cluster | Add a question page here Correct the Apostrophe Error in Your Writing Assignment If you arrived at this lesson because you made an apostrophe error, you must complete the lesson by correcting that error. Go back to your writing assignment and copy the sentence in which you made the apostrophe mistake. Take care to copy it exactly as it was originally written (including the error). Then copy it again, correcting the error. If you made more than one apostrophe error, repeat the steps to show that you have corrected them all. Example: 1. ERROR: I took my parent's out to dinner for their twentieth anniversary. CORRECTION: I took my parents out to dinner for their twentieth anniversary. 2. ERROR: Its a shame that so many people fail to vote. CORRECTION: It's a shame that so many people fail to vote.

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