Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scoops of "Contractions" Fun !

A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (one of which is usually a verb). In a contraction, an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters. Some contractions are: I'm (I am), can't (cannot), how's (how is), and Ma'am (Madam). For example, "don't" is a contraction that is short for "do not"; the apostrophe in "don't" takes the place of the missing "o". Another example is "o'clock," a contraction "of the clock." A less common example of a contraction is "jack-o'-lantern," short for "jack-of-lantern"; in it, the apostrophe takes the place of the missing "f" in "of." (Taken from )

Lately, after the Mindchamps half yearly assessment review that @ Panda level, they'll be taught on contraction. I thought of this matching game to help facilitate learning of Contraction for Xav. During his test, he was given an unexpected question on a contraction in the passage. So I though, this would be fun enough to reinforce and revise with him at home.

I printed my list of contraction using the worksheets provided in the link above. Get creative and make your own set now !

1 comment:

Chloe said...

Hi Serene :) i came across ur post while looking for reading and writing worksheets for my boy. What a wonderful idea u have here. Can u share if the ice cream cones n scoops were made from scratch or did u buy them from
a bookstore? Much thanks in advance!

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