Students always have difficulty differentiating between where, when or if to use the apostrophe for possessive or plural nouns. They are right to, it does get tricky. This PowerPoint is to be used as a rules review. Students may work as partners, keeping a tally of how many they can get right. Success will be determined, not by remembering how a word is spelling but in what context a grammar rule should be used. Very engaging and motivating culminating activity. I've used this many times across grade levels. Try it, modify as your needs change! 20-35 minute time frame for activity.
This PowerPoint presentation with up to 90 completed, interactive slides and already added animation is a powerful resource tool to improve student language development. This presentation specifically targets CELDT testing and preparation, but will add wonderful instruction to any English practice and review. Each interactive day begins with an Idiom of the Day activity and is followed with a 'This or That' speaking and oral development piece. Love 'Syntax Surgery' but understand how difficult it is to create one, let alone enough for students to truly understand how English is structured? Each 3rd activity is already done and ready for you and your student branching off of that wonderful strategy. Other daily targets include grammar and conventions, and 2 writing pieces, a write a sentence about a picture (have students practice a good, better, best sentence) and short composition. Increase test scores and keep students at a higher level, without risking them from dropping back down a level in the near future. You're going to love it. This resource took a lot of time and preparation to make, and it saves you that trouble so you can focus on the more individual needs of your students. Through your comments I can start to build another 3-5 weeks, just let me know! And oh yeah, CCSS Anchor standards are located at the bottom of each slide for students and teachers to note. Cross-grade level presentation, 2nd -8th for CELDT preparation, practice and English development.