This week we are studying contractions- specifically contractions with will and not. We watched the Between the Lions video on contractions. I love that one! It is so cute!
I created a few games to go with this unit. Initially I was going to sell these, but I feel guilty because I feel like my blog posts have focused too much on what I am selling : (. I hate it when people do that. So here is a freebie! Here is the information from the description page:
The first game is a simple activity that would best work with white boards. Students draw cards and a partner tells them the word to draw and then the partner checks their work. Simple but engaging due to those white boards!
The second game is a Kaboom! game that has students identify the two words that make up the contraction.
The third game is a concentration game matching the contraction to the words that make up the contraction. There is a recording sheet to practice spelling and writing the contractions.
The fourth game is a “Band Aid Contraction” activity. Students build the two words and then use a band aid clip art picture as the apostrophe to “knock out” the letters. There is a recording sheet for this activity as well.
These games are perfect as partner activities!
Feel free to download and use. If you download it please leave me a comment ! I big puffy heart them!
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.