This packet contains 91 different contraction words from the simple such as I am = i'm to words like would have = would've. Each word has its non contraction form with its contraction form.
With this activity students can continually refer back to it for either form of the word as they do not have to cut the words and then stick them back together. Instead they fold the words for the contraction and pull the tab for the full version.
I have also included a smaller version for use in written activities such as cloze activities.
The contraction parts of the words are colour coded, so for example all the nots 't are in pink and all the wills 'll are in red and so on.
This also helps students understand that 's is used for has and is as each has their own colour as does the 'd for had and would.
This resource could also be enlarged and used as an interactive word wall for students to refer to when they are writing.
The students could make the word walls as part of a literacy centre activity.