Teaching Resource

Contraction Match-Up Cards

PDF | 35 pages|Grades: 1 - 4

An extensive collection of contraction match up cards.

Print, cut and laminate the contraction cards.

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

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  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 ...

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Claire Snyders

Hi there. Just wondering if there is an option to remove the zig zag as the time it takes to make them is huge, especially with all the other things we have to do! It does look amazing with the zig zag, but its been over an hour of cutting out before even getting to laminating (perfectionist in me!). If there was an option without the zig zag, I definitely would recommend that as it would be a lot faster!

Claire Snyders · Jan 30th, 2020


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Janeen · Jan 31st, 2020

Su Foster

These are really huge – only two contractions to a sheet of paper. It would be great if you could make it portrait and fit more on the page. Students at this level don’t need massive font. Thanks, Su

Su Foster · Jul 17th, 2017

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Su,

Thank you for your comment and your feedback. An easy fix I can suggest for this is to select multiple pages when printing. That way you can choose how many sheets you would like to print per page.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jul 21st, 2017

Betty Duhart

I use the cards as a center to reinforce this skill.

Betty Duhart · Jun 15th, 2016

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Betty,
That’s a great way to use the resource! Thanks for sharing and giving ideas to other members.
Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jun 16th, 2016

Stephanie King

Won’t is expanded to would not, it should be will not 🙂

Stephanie King · Jul 7th, 2015

Jill (Teach Starter)

Thanks Stephanie. We have fixed the download.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jul 7th, 2015

Resource Updates

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

    Change by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Mar 1st, 2021

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