Take a short cut! Don't be slow!
Challenge students to zip around with contractions and the words they represent through two rounds of this I have! Who has? game.
Game includes 20 cards with directions and cover sheet to use with students along with a challenge suggestion.
Game preparation: Once pages are downloaded, copy onto card stock paper and cut apart the cards.
The turtle and rabbit rounds borrow from the classic fable of the Tortoise and the Hare.
* "The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable" by Janet Stevens
* "The Tortoise and the Hare" by Jerry Pinkney
DIRECTIONS for PLAYING Contraction Zip Around
Pass out a card to each player. If there are more cards than students, give students more than one card.
THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS – the TURTLE round and the RABBIT round.
Make sure that all players know which round they are playing. Look for the picture clue of turtle or rabbit. Each round is also printed in a different color; Turtle round contractions and words are in red. Rabbit round contractions and words are in blue.
To begin, start with the green title card that is marked: CONTRACTION ZIP AROUND * START CARD.
The student with the start card reads the two lines. For example: “I have don’t. Who has I am?” The student who has the card that answers that question will then read from their card with the answer, “I have I’m. Who has they are?” Continue playing the game until the last question can be answered by the player who started the game.
Time each round and see if the students can beat their time when they play the game again.