If contractions are something you regularly teach, you probably have a variety of contraction matching activities. I’ve seen really cute matching activities for just about every holiday or theme imaginable. So . . to be a little different, I have included a fan graphic organizer for your lesson.
- one-of-a-kind contractions such as of-the-clock and Jack-of-the-Lantern
Print the pages on cardstock. Cut the strips apart. Have the students write contractions for each word. When completed, connect the strips with a brad. This creates a fan organizer. Students can store these in an interactive notebook. They make a great quick check guide for spelling contractions correctly.
Online Interactive Activities
Enjoy these online games. Just click on the image for the activity you wish to see. I hope your students will find these activities fun!
|Contraction Memory Match|
Great Books for Teaching Contractions
Using books is a great hook activity for a contraction lesson. These are available on Amazon.
|I’m and Won’t, They’re and Don’t: What’s a Contraction?||If You Were a Contraction (Word Fun)|
Education.com has a series of free printables to help teach contractions. This contraction game looks fun for beginners.
Free on Teachers Pay Teachers
Enjoy this free instructional video from Grammar Songs by Melissa.
Common Core Corner created this free activity. Students perform surgery by cutting the word cards in half. Next they cut off unneeded letters. The remaining two halves are taped back together as a contraction.
Caitlyn Jackson created Contractions for a Rainy Day for your literary centers.
Teacher’s Take-Out created Contraction Bingo. This is great for small groups.
Beth Gorden created Contraction Dominoes. This activity practices with 50 contractions. Great for students in 2nd through 5th grades.
Lisa Elliot posted this great idea. Using Paint Clips to make Organizers looks like colorful fun.
The Lesson Plan Diva shows how to make a fantastic Foldable Organizer.
Members of Super Teacher Worksheets can print out puzzles and games. Non-members can enjoy a printable practice.
YouTube is a great source of educational videos. Check out these two.