Encourage growth in spelling and writing conventions with a board game to practice making contractions using apostrophes.
Contractions – Language Arts Board Game Fun!
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. It is the perfect writing center activity to use again and again with your students to help them get the hang of it. They’ll love it!
Students will make their way around the game board, identifying and saying words as contractions. This game can be played using the spinner included with the download or by simply using a die or dice – the choice is up to you!
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 game to enhance learning through guided writing groups 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!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color or Blackline PDF 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 Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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