Editable Animated Contractions
PowerPoint for contractions always gets ‘ooh and aahs’ from the kids. First the two words appear. Then part of the word plummets off the screen. Finally, the apostrophe drops down from the sky as the word parts shift together to make a contraction.
Included in this PowerPoint
1. Contractions with helping verbs – will, have, would/had
2. Contractions with ‘to be’ verbs
3. Contractions with adverb ‘not’ in present tense, past tense and with modals (could, would, should)
4. Black and white printable version of the support song.
Interesting Note: Verb sections use the language learner support of moving from first person singular to third person plural (I, you, he/she, we, they).
1. Students make, or fold, 3 columns on a page. During the presentation they write the first word, second word then contraction in columns.
2. For visual learners, use colored pencil on the letters that will be dropped and the apostrophe.
3. Allow a different student to control the animation on each page. This can be an incentive for active participation.
4. Copy the song at the end for Grammar notebooks, poetry folders or a class songbook.
Modifying for Individual Needs
– The slideshow is ready for presentation “as is” – if you want to make some changes for your class’s needs, here are some tips.
1. Do a ‘save as’ and rename the PowerPoint.
2. Delete slides that won’t be used or duplicate slides to use as a template for additional words.
3. Open the “animation pane” to move or automate animations
4. Right and left movements can be shortened or lengthened by clicking on the red arrows and dragging to desired length.
Your students might enjoy this set of open ended task cards: Spelling Task Cards and Scoot – Open ended for any list
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