This post is a collection of many free resources from the web that will help your students learn about contractions. Enjoy these contraction activities including online games. Discover great books to read. You’ll find songs and videos. Print free organizers and games for your learning centers. This collection is sure to keep your students interactive. They will come away not only knowing how to use contractions but will have fun as they learn about them.
I’ll begin with something I created. 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.
The graphic organizer contains the following contractions:
- 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!
Great Books for Teaching Contractions
Using books is a great hook activity for a contraction lesson.
I’m and Won’t, They’re and Don’t: What’s a Contraction?
If You Were a Contraction (Word Fun)
Free Materials and Ideas on the Internet
Members of Super Teacher Worksheets can print out puzzles and games. Non-members can enjoy a printable practice.