Teaching Resource

Contraction Match-Up Cards (8 per page)

PDF | 10 pages|Grades: 1 - 4

An extensive collection of contraction match up cards.

Use this teaching resource when working with contractions.

Print, cut and laminate the contraction cards.

Jumble up the cards and have students match the contraction with the expanded version.

Use Contraction Match-Up Cards for a larger version.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1480

    Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing lettersElaborationsrecognising both grammatically accurate and inaccurate usage of the apostrophe in everyday texts such as ...

Teach Starter Publishing
Published by Teach Starter Publishing
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Comments & Reviews

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

Sarah Forster

Can you make these without the zigzag line, it’s easier to cut out.

Sarah Forster · Oct 23rd, 2017

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your suggestion. Please feel free to request a change to the resource by clicking on the Changes & Updates tab above.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Oct 29th, 2017

Emily Carton

I am very disappointed in the quality of the content in this resource. Contractions such as ‘when’d’ and ‘it’d’ are not valid in the english language and should not be something that would be taught to students in Australian schools.

Emily Carton · Jun 17th, 2016

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Emily,
Thank you for your feedback and for bringing this to our attention.
We have removed those contractions from the Australian font downloads and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jun 20th, 2016

Resource Updates

  • Have updated the design of the resource to make cutting the cards easier.

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Feb 25th, 2021

Suggest a change

Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!

Report an Error

You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...


Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are logged in to your account
  2. Check that you have a paid subscription
  3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

Contact us

More time-saving Homework Basket Activities resources!

Show more Homework Basket Activities resources