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The Apostrophe Song

Who would have thought learning about apostrophes could be fun? Well, thanks to The Apostrophe Song - IT IS! And your students won't even realise they're learning.

Included in the download are the following worksheets to use with your students:
  • Apostrophe Usage Guide
  • Apostrophe Exercises and Answers
Those of you who care about apostrophes will love this. The Apostrophe Song.

Stephen Fry via Twitter

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The Apostrophe Song
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vocal recording
backing track
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lyrics
apostrophe guide
exercises & answers
 
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SONG DETAILS
Age:

5 to 12
Subject:
Apostrophes
Grammar
Performer:
unison
Musical Range:
C4 to C5
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The Apostrophe Song
words and music by Shaun McNicholas

Verse 1
The rules about apostrophes are simple rules
But sometimes those rules confuse
Just when you think you’ve got it and you’re feeling cool
I-T-S ... it’s back to school

CHORUS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS

Verse 2
Apostrophes are used to show who owns what
They tell your reader something when they’re in the right spot
You’ll never have a problem, you’ll never need to guess
If you ask yourself “does the owner end in S”
Apostrophe alone if the owner is a word that ends in S
Apostrophe alone if the owner is a word that ends in S

Verse 3
Jack’s cat, Jill’s dog, Jan’s mouse, James’ frog
Boys’ team, girls’ school, Uncle Joe’s pizza shop
Apostrophe alone if the owner ends in S
Apostrophe and S if it ends in something else
Apostrophe and S if the owner ends in something else
Apostrophe and S if the owner ends in something else

Bridge
There’s one more thing an apostrophe can do
It can bring together two words when one will do
Like don’t for do not, she’s for she is
And don’t forget IT’S when you mean IT IS

CHORUS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS

Verse 1
The rules about apostrophes are simple rules
But sometimes those rules confuse
Just when you think you’ve got it and you’re feeling cool
I-T-S ... it’s back to school

CHORUS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS
Apostrophe alone if the owner is a word that ends in S
Apostrophe and S if the owner ends in something else
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS
Don’t put an apostrophe in ITS unless you mean IT IS


© 2000 Shaun McNicholas
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About Cool Rules…for schools

Cool Rules offer advice, training and resources to organisations that value effective written communication. They also produce songs and videos to help children improve their writing. The Apostrophe Song and accompanying App help make learning fun.

The Apostrophe Song App

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A unique, fun and effective application that puts the apostrophe back in its place.
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