Teaching Apostrophes (Video)

This fifteen-minute video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor texts to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas, search through a mentor text excerpt to find examples of apostrophes and then categorize them as possessives or contractions based on a wall chart the class has compiled. Using real text, the students never fail to come up with some interesting examples such as "o'clock" and the two meanings of "they'd."

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This fifteen-minute video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor texts to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas, search through a mentor text excerpt to find examples of apostrophes and then categorize them as possessives or contractions based on a wall chart the class has compiled. Using real text, the students never fail to come up with some interesting examples such as "o'clock" and the two mea...read more

About the Author(s)

For over thirty years, JEFF ANDERSON has inspired writers and teachers with the power and joy of writing and grammar. He has written ten books for Stenhouse Publishers, including the ground-breaking classic Mechanically Inclined. He lives near downtown San Antonio with his partner and their rescue pup.

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Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Year: 2007

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