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Apostrophes in Contractions Teaching Presentation

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 3

Teach your students to use apostrophes to form contractions with an Apostrophe teaching presentation.

Contractions & Apostrophe Lesson Plans ✅

A contraction is a shortened form of two words with an apostrophe taking the place of the omitted letter(s), e.g. do not = don’t. Once students learn where to put the apostrophe, contractions are a breeze! That’s where this resource comes in. This apostrophe PowerPoint is the perfect instructional tool to introduce using apostrophes to your young writers.

This teaching presentation includes the following 

  • Instructional slides on the usage of the apostrophe to form contractions 
  • Discussion questions for student interactions 
  • Pair and Share opportunities 
  • Embedded timers for providing ample think time between questions 
  • End of lesson knowledge checks

Through this activity, students will show their ability to make, use, and spell contractions.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this Contractions presentation to enhance learning through digital learning opportunities or whole class 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

Support struggling students by referring them to a contractions anchor chart, poster, or printed resource to help them combine words to make contractions.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge fast finishers to continue their learning using one of our exciting Google Slides Interactive resources!


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

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