Literacy Task - Apostrophes
There are two types of apostrophe,
one shows there is a letter (or letters) missing, one shows possession
(that an object belongs to somebody or something) e.g. That is
becomes that's when the letter I is missed out The girl's pens.
The apostrophe shows the pens belong to the girl.
Here is a list of words.List one
has words with apostrophes, list two has the words without the
letters missed out. Match up the word in list one with the correct
word in list two.
Set it out in your books like this: isn't = is not
Look at the list of words below.
The apostrophe shows that some letters are missing. You must write
the words in full in your books.
Set it out in your books like this: I'm = I am
Possession. If the object
belongs to one person then the apostrophe goes before the 's'.
If there is more than one person then the apostrophe comes after
e.g. The dog's bone. (one dog)
The dogs' bone. (two or more dogs)
Copy these sentences into your
books, making sure you put the apostrophes in the right place.
The words that are in bold need the apostrophes.
1. Shaun picked up Freds pencil
2. Julie is going on holiday in a weeks time.
3. The womans eyes were a deep blue.
4. All the princesses were standing together. Everyone looked
at the princesses jewels.
5. The family are never late. They like Grans Sunday dinners.
6. The children decided they would meet at Claires house.
Choose a book and look at the first
three pages. Write down in your book any words with apostrophes
in that you find. Try and write down whether they are missing
letter or possession apostrophes.