“Its Big Day” – A Children’s Story About Its and It’s
Let's spice up a typically dull lesson about the difference between "its" and "it's" by asking students to write a children's story about the adventures of a critter named It.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of when to use "it's" versus "its" by writing a children's story about a critter named It.
I recommend that students write their story on "kindergarten paper" since they're writing a very short tale. This novelty delighted my own students and encouraged them to think in new ways.
- Students learn the basics about "its" versus "it's".
- Then they practice with some double practice sentences.
- Finally, they write a brief story about a creature named It who enjoys a big day. They'll have to use it six times, mixing in both conjunction and possessive versions.