Contraction building and contraction deconstruction is so much fun with these easy-to-use activities and worksheets!
Contractions are Common Core! L.2.2c
Building Contractions: Students cut out word sets, place them on the cutting board, and give a chop to those extra letters! They build the contraction right in their recipe book - the hungry puppy even gets to eat the leftover letters!
Deconstructing Contractions: Contraction worksheets use the contractions in context and the students must identify the two base words that each contraction has been created from.
A Complete Set of Contraction Words:
Set #1 - Contractions that end in “not”.
Set #2 - Contractions that end with forms of “to be”.
Set #3 - Contractions that end in “will”.
Set #4 - Contractions that end with “have” or “has”
Set #5 - Contractions using “would”.
Set #6 - Mixed group. This group contains a mixture of commonly used contractions.
Each word set can be used to create a separate cookbook.
These are perfect for center work!
The apostrophe is a wooden spoon because we are BLENDING those two root words together! :-)
There’s even a certificate of completion from the Culinary School of Contractions which students can take home after they complete their cookbook!
The cookbook has 3 different book cover options. Two are for individually-created cookbooks, and the third is for a classroom cookbook. There is one worksheet template for creating the contraction recipes.
The Work Mat:
The work mat has a cutting board for “chopping” out the unneeded letters, and a hungry puppy waiting to be fed the leftover letters. :-) This allows students to see important patterns in the letters that are removed.
“Contraction Cookies” Page:
Students write four sentences of their own with the cookbook contractions of their choice.
“Name the Ingredients” Worksheets
There is a different worksheet for each of the six word sets. This allows students to reverse the process, converting contractions into the two individual words.
Contraction Letter Set Self-Check Pages:
Students can monitor the accuracy of their work - great for centers!
These recipe cards make it easy for students to report back to you when they have discovered contractions in their individual reading! It's a great incentive to connect their learning across the curriculum.
Cookin’ up Contractions All Year Long!:
A grow-list is an easy way to revisit most any language standard without taking a lot of class time. After a read-aloud, or during reading of your core literature, you can add to this list- it will keep working for you all year long!
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