If You Were an Apostrophe
(word fun series)

by Shelly Lyons & 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).

Reading Levels
Interest Level:   Grade 2 - 4                 Lexile Measure: 650L

See inside
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. 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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You may also want to check out other books in the Word Fun series. It's a very consistently good series. The books are pretty packed, so we tend to divide a read aloud over several days (so as to avoid information overload). Teachers will find this series helpful! Click the link above or book covers below for details.