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Contractions for Kids - Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 4

Encourage growth in spelling and writing conventions with a Contractions for Kids Google Interactive.

Teaching Contractions Made Easy with Google Slides

A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of the omitted letter(s), e.g. do not = don’t. Once students learn where to put the apostrophe, contractions are a breeze! That’s where this resource comes in. It is the perfect writing center activity to use again and again with your students to help them get the hang of it. They’ll love it!

This interactive activity makes teaching contractions a breeze! With a drag and drop interface, students will build contractions from their base words. Further activities have students combining base words to build contractions, and finding contractions in context.This rainbow themed Google Interactive is a perfect way to teach contractions for first graders and beyond!

Through this activity, students will show their ability to make, use, and spell contractions.

Teaching Contractions to Multi-Age Students

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Language Arts lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this Contractions lesson to enhance learning through guided writing groups or whole class lessons, 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Support struggling students by referring them to a contractions anchor chart, poster, or printed resource to help them combine words to make contractions.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge fast finishers to continue their learning using one of our exciting Google Slides Interactive resources!

Your students might also like to play Contractions games, so check these out!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color or Blackline PDF version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

 This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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