Innovative Spelling: Contractions
This 70+ page, easy-to-use printable book helps students understand how to use/spell contractions correctly! Each section provides ample opportunities to practice using reading, writing and listening situations. THIS IS THE BOOK THAT GOES WITH THE SAMPLE CARD PRACTICE SEEN ON YOUTUBE!!!
cut & paste address into your browser! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtJF-pt0rL4
It is most commonly used with typical 2-5 graders. However this can be used with older students who have learning disabilities, lapses/gaps in education or who are English Language Learners.
The book is divided into 2 sections covering:
I. Negative Verbs- isn’t, doesn’t, can’t, aren’t, don’t, couldn’t, wasn’t, didn’t, won’t, weren’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t
II. Positives- Subject Pronouns + Verbs
Present Tense ‘to be’ & ‘to have’
she’s, he’s, it’s, I’m, I’ve, we’re, we’ve, they’re, they’ve, you’re, you’ve
Past Tense-Helping Verbs ‘to have’ & ‘will’
she’d, he’d, it’d, I’d, we’d, they’d, you’d
Future Tense ‘will’
she’ll, he’ll, it’ll, I’ll, we’ll, they’ll, you’ll
This work book contains:
Pre/Post-tests to assess what students know & hone in on which areas to focus/skip.
Explanations & Examples modeling how to form/use contractions.
Activities that build on each other from isolated word to expanded text practice.
Kinesthetic learning cards students can manipulate to help find spelling pattern.
Answer keys after each exercise/practice.
Record keeping charts.
Additional key features:
Can utilize the video on youtube of the learning cards in use
Original stories/dialogues on student related topics, but written at 2nd grade level, so reading ability doesn't hinder understanding & focus remains on use/how to form contractions.
Incorporates scaffolding, repetition, chunking, reversal practice as well as auditory and kinesthetic strategies which are proven to work with a variety of learners.
Information is organized into groups making the material easier to learn/recall.
Activities, along with cards keep students active and engaged.
Offers teacher flexibility and easy implementation.
Although this book has been reviewed and edited multiple times, should you purchase this product and locate mistakes or find something to be unclear, please contact me. I would be happy to look into the suggestions, make necessary changes and forward
the updated product.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE TO SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS/CLASS!
THERE WILL SOON BE MORE SPELLING VIDEOS/MINI-LESSONS WHICH FOCUS ON THE TOP 100+ MOST DIFFICULT/CONFUSING WORDS TO SPELL. SO LOOK FOR THOSE AS WELL UNDER 'INNOVATIVE SPELLING'.
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Thanks for checking it out! gelene