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Students will be able to identify, form, and correctly use contractions.
- Balloon (1 for teacher)
- Construction paper (2 8x12pcs. per student)
- Elbow noodles
Today we will be learning about contractions. What is a contraction?
Blow up a balloon. Ask, “What happened?” (Got Bigger = Expanded)
Let the air out. Ask, “What happened?” (Got smaller = Contracted)
Explain: To contract means to get smaller
Definition and Purpose:
DEFINE ON SENTENCE STRIP - A contraction is the short form of two words made into one.
Robot Practice vs. Personal Voice
We put an apostrophe in place of letters to shorten words and make them less robotic sounding.
Now that we know WHAT contractions are and WHY we use them, let’s practice making some!
- Now remember when we used our robot voices and then our talking voices? Let’s watch a quick story about a boy and girl who use contractions to express how they feel.
Pause to ask what letter was kicked out?
Pounding together is called what? CONTRACT (to make smaller)
Remember Alfie the Apostrophe? Cousin Al loves karate and is here to help us out!
- Practice using contractions – use ppt
-Popsicle sticks – Al – explain that they will place Al on the letter they think
he should kick out.
-Everyone else – TEACHERS – give me a thumbs up/down
**Any questions so far?
Partner up – first one to finish correctly
More Practice – I have, who has
Independent Practice: Students will make individual flipbooks.
Make contractions (one from each major category) using words in your baggie.
Write one word on back flap, glue apostrophe where letters are missing.
Extension: I Have Who Has Game
Worksheets available for those who finish early.
Conclusion/Assessment : Jeopardy PPT