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Free Contractions Student Reference Sheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  04 Jun 2024

Help students remember the different contractions with this contraction student reference sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  1 - 3

teaching resource

Free Contractions Student Reference Sheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  04 Jun 2024

Help students remember the different contractions with this contraction student reference sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  1 - 3

Help students remember the different contractions with this contraction student reference sheet.

Free Download: Contraction Student Reference Sheet

This student reference sheet has been created to help students remember and master the different contractions. This handy guide is the perfect classroom tool to use for at home practice or for classroom use. Simply laminate and keep handy for writing lessons.

Contractions included are:

  • Aren’t
  • Can’t
  • Didn’t
  • Don’t
  • Doesn’t
  • Hasn’t
  • Hadn’t
  • Haven’t
  • Isn’t
  • Weren’t
  • Shouldn’t
  • Couldn’t
  • Wouldn’t
  • I’d
  • I’ll
  • I’ve
  • I’m
  • It’s
  • We’re
  • Who’s

Contraction Activities to Enhance Learning

Here are some engaging activities you can do using the Contraction Student Reference Sheet:

  • Contraction Quiz: Use the reference sheet to create a quiz where students match contractions to their full forms. This can be done individually or in pairs to encourage teamwork.
  • Sentence Creation: Have students pick a few contractions from the sheet and write sentences using them. This helps in applying contractions in context and improving writing skills.
  • Flashcard Fun: Create flashcards with contractions on one side and their full forms on the other. Students can use these for self-study or in group activities to quiz each other.

Laminated for Longevity

To make this reference sheet even more versatile and durable, consider laminating it. This will allow students to use it regularly without worrying about wear and tear. Lamination also makes it easy to clean, ensuring the sheet stays in good condition for a long time.

Download and Use Today

Use the dropdown menu to choose between the easy to print PDF version of this resource or the editable Google Slide version.


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


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