Build vocabulary and have fun with contraction word games!
Contraction Games Promote Spelling Skills
Calling all grammar teachers, reading specialists and other educators! This classroom contraction game is the perfect way to help them practice identifying and reading contractions.
The cards feature a variety of common contractions that are used in daily life—including but not limited to, it’s, they’re, you’re, who’s etc.—and their corresponding full-sentence forms (including is, are, were etc.).
🎲To play, students listen to the calling card which gives the full version of each contraction. Students must then cover the contraction version if it appears on their BINGO board.
Through this activity, students will show increased understanding of contractions in the English language. The following grade levels require full mastery of contractions – 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to individual student work time, use this game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
- In addition to 5-in-a-row, play alternate forms of BINGO like 4 Corners, + Plus Sign, Blackout, and X-Out.
- Support students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing teams to work together to identify the idioms.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities and resources that cut down on lesson planning time:
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