Get the Scoop on Contractions Smartboard Lesson/Activities You and your students will enjoy the ice cream theme while learning about contractions. This Smart Notebook file was created to use with grades 2-3 or can be used as a review for older students or literacy center as well. The students will be introduced to contractions and be able to identify, write, list, match contractions, and read a passage to identify the contractions. This lesson has an introduction and four interactive reinforcement activities. The lesson includes objectives and the Core Content Standards implemented in the lessons.