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Contractions Practice Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 16 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Reinforce the concept of contractions with eight worksheets designed for primary learners.

✍🏻Contractions: 2nd Grade Worksheet Pack!

Contractions are an important part of second grade Common Core ELA. These worksheets supplement classroom instruction, with an opportunity to practice identifying contractions and writing the long form contraction.

Each worksheet on contractions with apostrophes highlights a particular contraction family, so the following contraction sheets are included:

  • Contractions with Have Worksheet
  • Contractions with Had Worksheet
  • Contractions with Has Worksheet
  • Contractions with Are Worksheet
  • Contractions with Is Worksheet
  • Contractions with Not Worksheet
  • Contractions with Will Worksheet
  • Contractions with Not Worksheet

Each worksheet includes a fun word search activity for students to practice spelling contractions, and then a section that has students writing the full version of each contraction. 

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy! 

🆘Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:


Provide fast finishers with enrichment with a printable contraction game. These worksheets would also make great additions to other grade levels as review or enrichment.

Support struggling students by providing acces to additional resources like a Contractions Poster, or an anchor chart students can refer to. 

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button download the printable PDF file.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

To save paper, we suggest printing the contraction worksheets double-sided.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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