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Abbreviations I Have Who Has

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Encourage reading and spelling abbreviations skills with a lively classroom game of I Have, Who Has?

Ditch the Abbreviation Worksheets and Play a Game!

Make learning grade level abbreviations a team activity for your students!

To play, each student gets a card. They will listen for the abbreviation on their card, and when they hear it, they read their card. Then the turn passes to another player. Play continues until the last card in the set is read.

Students will show their ability to identify, read, and spell grade level abbreviations with this activity.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your language arts lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by practicing the skill using one of our helpful teaching presentations.

Allow students to use an anchor chart or classroom poster to reference during the activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge your fast finishers to use the words and abbreviations in a piece of writing or create an anchor chart to display in the classroom.


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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 Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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