Contractions PowerPoint

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. Are you looking for some engaging activities to use to teach your students about contractions? This student-friendly bundle contains multiple resources for teaching students about contractions! It includes a PowerPoint, task cards, a craftivity, and games.It includes:1. a 65-slide PowerPoint with a
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Learning Objective

Given two words, students will generate the contraction. Given a contraction, students will identify the two words that form the contraction.


This 65-slide PowerPoint is designed for students learning about contractions or reviewing how contractions are formed.

It also contains a 3-page PowerPoint companion handout. Students write on the handout, recording their answers, as you advance through the PowerPoint.

The PowerPoint follows this basic layout:

Slide 1-3: Definition of Contraction

Slides 4-27: follow this pattern:

Even-numbered slides show two words and pose the question: Which letter or letters need to be kicked out to form a contraction?

Odd-numbered slides are animated so that the letter(s) (from the previous slide) get kicked out of view and the new contraction is formed

Slides 28-38: A sentence is displayed with two underlined words. Students rewrite the underlined word as a contraction (on a personal white board or piece of lined paper).

Slides 39-51: A sentence containing a contraction is displayed. Students rewrite the contraction as two separate words.

Slides 52-65: Challenge slides! (You may or may not choose to share these slides, depending upon the grade level and ability of your students.) These slides contains sentences like "What're you doing this weekend?" and "They'd better be careful." Students rewrite the contractions as two separate words.

**Note- This PowerPoint cannot be edited due to copyright restrictions. I used clip art and fonts that were created by another author, and I need to follow their "terms of use" policies.**

Check out all of my contraction resources!

Contraction Worksheet Packet (Worksheets, Partner Play, Word Sort)

Contraction Craftivity (2 versions for multiple grade levels)

Contraction Game- I Have… Who Has…?

Contraction Task Cards (44 cards with a game-like answer sheet option!)

Contraction Concentration FREE!

Advanced Contraction Concentration FREE!

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Total Pages
65 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.


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