by Shelly Lyons; illustrated by Sara Gray
This Word Fun title covers the uses of apostrophes (possessive, contractions, usage in o'clock...), plus it clarifies the difference between its and it's, which I'm sure EVERY teacher will appreciate! Throughout the book, the apostrophes are extra large to help them stand out.
There's a Word
Fun book called If
You Were a Contraction and if we had to choose between the
two, we'd pick that one for younger children and this one for older
children (as this title covers a lot of ground, possibly too
much for young kids).
Interest Level: Grade 2 - 4
Lexile Measure: 650L
Below are the first two full spreads from inside this book--showing the illustration style and amount of text. The spread just below appears early in the book and covers singular possessive usage of apostrophes.
In this next sample spread, the text reads: "If you were an apostrophe, you would show belonging. You would show that something belongs to a noun. A noun is a word that names a person, place, or thing. / A mosquito's buzzing bothers a scout on the park's woody trail. / The boy's loud SWAT scares the mosquito away."
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It's a very consistently good series.