Category: Literacy

Contraction Activities for the Classroom

Contraction Activities for the Classroom

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. Continue Reading

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Compound Word Activities for Big Kids

Compound Word Activities for Big Kids

Check out these great upper elementary compound word activities. Here are a few things you will find. A detailed word list shows when to close or hyphenate a number of compound words. The foldable organizer works well with advanced or simple words. Check out this idea for an interactive anchor chart. It can be made in literally seconds. Games and activities will make learning fun.

Compound Anchor Chart

This simple anchor chart took just a few seconds to create. First, write words that can be turned into compound words on sticky notes. Then place these in a random fashion on a table. Students come to the table and select two words that will form a compound word. Next, the student places the sticky notes on the chart. Continue Reading

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