This Surgery Guide will teach young students how to correctly create contractions! Students love becoming a surgeon, and teachers love that they are excited about learning!
For surgical staples, I use a stapler to staple all the pieces close together. For the apostrophe, I use small circular bandanges on which the students draw the apostrophe.
To complete the activity in your own ELA center or whole group setting, purchase the directional guide, data sheet, and "patient" cards. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Contractionectomy-Learn-how-to-create-contractions-FUN-FUN-1234878 STUDENTS LOVE THIS ACTIVITY!!!