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This song was born when I was struggling to find a creative avenue to teach my students contractions. The thought of a monster eating the letters gave way to a whole new concept to keep learning contractions fun and engaging. As the letters in the words disappear and are replaced by an apostrophe, the main character grows apprehensive. Because the apostrophe "monster" is so memorable, students will recall the concept long after the "assignment."
FYI! The video above includes an excerpt from my workshop detailing how I use this song in the classroom, as well as the full Contractions video at the end. Please make sure to click on the SUPPORTING DOCUMENT as it gives you a zip file containing my Contractions video as well as the related activities.
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Max.A., Doctorate of Education:
"I've worked at the university as an educator, and now supervising teachers, for the past 45 years. The way she integrates these subjects with music is one of the most effective learning tools in education today. The way her music is integrated into one cohesive plan is genius. Perhaps one day she'll be able to expand her teaching style beyond the classroom walls."
Winner of the COX "Get Started Gainesville" Contest 2015 for most innovative idea in education and technology out of 31 competitors!
Spirit of Gainesville Winner for Education 2016!
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