Contraction Matching Sets & Recording Sheets
Zip File Includes:
7 Contraction Matching Sets/Instructions (PDF - 18 slides)
14 Contraction Recording Sheets/Instructions (PDF - 17 slides)
Common Core State Standards
Direct Correlation/Directly Stated:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
There are 7 sets of contractions in this set of matching cards: had, have (has), would, will, be (am, are, is), not (negating a verb), should/would/could have. Each set has a color border to keep them organized. These sets should be printed on card stock, laminated, and then cut. This will make the material durable and last for several years. Cut on the lines to separate the contractions and the two words that make the contraction. This material can be used by students independently (home school), at work stations/literacy centers, or as a Montessori material.
The matching card sets can be used in 2 ways:
1. Have students lay out the “word + word =” and “contraction” cards. Students can simply match the contraction to the two words, or match the two words to the contraction (as seen in the photograph on the previous page). Students can then record their work on the contraction recording sheets (included but optional).
2. Take out the corresponding matching cards, and provide students with blank slips of paper (cut into the same size as cards, I usually save copy paper that I’ve made mistakes with, and use the blank side and cut into small slips to keep on hand.). Students must write the corresponding contraction, or the two words that make the contractions on the slip of paper. This will provide students with an extra challenge and differentiation. These can also be recorded on the recording sheets, rather than using blank slips of paper.
Contraction Matching Sets
Set 1 – had
Set 2 – have (has)
Set 3 – would
Set 4 – will
Set 5 – be (am, are, is)
Set 6 – not (negating a verb)
Set 7 – should/would/could have
Contraction Recording Sheets
There are 2 recording sheets per set:
1 - Write the contraction for each set of words in the box.
2 - Write the two words that make each contraction in the box.
The contraction recording sheets can be printed on paper for consumable use, as worksheets. The contraction recording sheets can also be printed on cardstock, and laminated, and used with dry-erase marker, as a reusable material.
Set 1 – had: ‘d
Set 2 – have (has): ‘ve, ‘s
Set 3 – would: ‘d
Set 4 – will: ‘ll
Set 5 – be (am, are, is): ‘m, ‘re, ‘s
Set 6 – not (negating a verb): n’t
Set 7 – should/would/could have: ‘ve
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