This packet has enough material for a few days of contractions
or a full unit, including differentiated summative assessment.
Use the anchor charts to introduce contractions and rules
of the most common contractions, then use the variety
of sorting exercises to practice the skill.
For a fun role play and assessment, use the Surgery
Kit (plain words and prescription sheet). When I do this lesson, I have
surgical masks, scissors and tape for the students. Students
are spread out so that they have their own “operating space.”
I enhance the role play by addressing them only as doctors, and scissors
are now scalpels, and tape is now stitches. Once they
have the new contraction formed, I have students use colorful band-aids
as the apostrophe and write their patient a prescription using
their new contractions. What should the patient do, and what
should the patient avoid. This makes a great bulletin board once
students complete their work.
This packet is great for:
Choice board /Centers