MicroLesson 21: Using Apostrophes

MicroLesson 21:  Using Apostrophes
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Language Arts Presenter:  MicroLesson 21 (see Additional Notes below)

Time required: 22-27 minutes

By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • differentiate a comma and an apostrophe.
  • add an apostrophe and an s to form a singular possessive noun.
  • add only an apostrophe to form the possessive of a noun that ends with s.
  • add an apostrophe and an s to form the possessive of a plural noun that does not end with an s.
  • use an apostrophe to form the plurals of letters, numbers, and words used as words.

Finally, students will recognize correct punctuation usage in 15 sample sentences.

The Using Apostrophes, Full Version, comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle.  Additionally, all "Free Trial" stamps have been removed.

With the presentation itself and both puzzles, an entire class period will be needed to complete all of the activities.  


This application is one of the 30 MicroLessons available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Each MicroLesson features animated talking avatars who present instructional material to your language arts classes via a smart board or a digital projector.

In addition, these MicroLessons include...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction (in most MicroLessons).
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson (the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle).

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans.

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

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