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Abbreviations Dominoes

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages

Build vocabulary and spelling skills and have fun with abbreviation word games.

Toss the Worksheet on Abbreviations! Let’s Play!

🤙🏽Calling all grammar teachers, reading specialists, and other educators! This classroom abbreviation domino game is the perfect way to help them practice identifying the correct abbreviations for commonly used words.

Don’t pass out another worksheet on abbreviations! Let your students practice the same skills with a fun abbreviation game instead. The cards feature a variety of standard abbreviations used in daily life—including Dr., Mr., Mrs., St., etc.— and their corresponding full-word forms.

🎲To play, students use traditional domino rules, matching the full version of each word with its intended abbreviation.

Through this activity, students will show an increased understanding of abbreviations in the English language. The following grade levels require complete mastery of abbreviations – 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th-grade

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.

  • Support students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing students to play the abbreviation game together.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline 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, a teacher in Illinois Teach Starter Collaborator.

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