I designed these activities to help my students understand contractions. I did not create the idea of contraction surgery, these activities were inspired by and created to supplement the following post found online:
-My Contraction Surgery Booklet (half sheet book for students to write their contractions)
-Two different worksheets for student use. One with pre-made contractions and one for students to create their own!
-Pre-made strips for students to cut their contractions. There are two formats for each contraction that you can choose from!