First Grade (very loosely aligned, as SCOOT will take it out of the context of text)
ELA1R3(e) The student demonstrates the relationship between letters and letter combinations of written words and the sounds of spoken words. The student (e.) Reads compound words and contractions in grade appropriate texts.
ELACC2L2(c) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (c.) Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
Contractions were previously listed in the 3rd grade curriculum under the Georgia performance standards; however, they are not listed in the 3rd grade Common Core Standards.
Scoot!: How to Play
Scoot is a versatile game that can be played in a whole group or small group setting to review, practice, or introduce skills to students.
In this particular game, students will be playing to review contractions. More specifically, students will take the 2 words and write the contraction that matches.
-Cut out and laminate cards (only need one set)
-Copy 1 answer sheet for each student.
How to play:
-Give each student an answer sheet
-Place one card at each student’s desk
-Prior to play, decide whether you want students to get up and move to the next card, or you want the card to be passed. Personally, I have the students physically get up and move because of the fun kinesthetic aspect. Also, decide which order/ direction you want the students to move. Instruct student prior to play about how you want everything to move.
-Students begin with the card on in front of them. Read the sentence. Mentally make note of the underlined word, and write down the part of speech it is on the recording sheet.
- After a set amount of time, the teacher says, “SCOOT!” Students then move seats/ pass cards.
-At the end of the game, check the work. This can be done whole group, or on your own.