Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
To understand the difference between apostrophes for possession and apostrophes for omission.
to understand how to use apostrophes with names ending in ‘S’.
To understand how to avoid “apostrophe-itis”.
Kitan CoxHost: As an experienced secondary English teacher, I have taught GCSE and A-Level English (Language and Literature), Media Studies, Extended Project Qualification, Critical Thinking and Drama in a wide range of educational settings in London and Surrey (outstanding secondary schools, academies and a further education college). I am also been involved in motivating students through extracurricular activities inside and outside of school. Additionally, I have a certificate in Life Coaching.

This short and snappy lesson will have you understanding apostrophes in no time! In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the difference between apostrophes for possession and for omission as well as how to use apostrophes with names ending in 's'. Students will also learn how to avoid 'apostrophe-itis'. An understanding of these will help students identify and build great sentences which is an important skill! This class is great for students in Years 7 - 11 who want to work on their grammar!

Want more grammar sessions?:  SemicolonsCompound Sentences OverviewRelative Clauses Overview.


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

These sessions are aimed at all students in Year 7-11 or S1-S5. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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