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The contraction word match can be used as an introduction to contractions, or as a review of them.
It is a simple activity that is perfect to use as a center.The idea of the activity is to familiarize students with different contractions and what they mean/how they are used, so that they will be able to use them appropriately when reading, writing, or speaking.
Students will pick a word card/ word cards ( depending on how the activity is being used) and will then dig through the pile of “broken” words, to find the two words that form the contractions that are on their word cards.
Once students identify what two words make up the contraction, they will record the words and the contraction on the provided sheet and write a sentence using the contraction in the appropriate way.
The activity correlates with the following standards:
Common Core State Standards – English Language Arts:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
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). ( Although contractions are not specifically stated, when speaking and using appropriate conversational words and phrases, contractions are used repeatedly. )
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. (Although contractions are not specifically stated, when writing, speaking, reading, or listening, students will encounter contractions and it is important that they know what they mean and when it is appropriate to use them.