Contractions

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  1. SoReady2Teach

    SoReady2Teach Comrade

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    Anyone have ideas on how to introduce and teach contrations? I'm drawing a blank at the moment.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Why not point them out in a read aloud and have kids search the reading material in the room for them? Collect contractions...chart them...Make foldables...write the two words that form the contraction on a sentence strip..fold so the parts that make the contraction are the only parts that who when the strip is folded..Other ideas here:
    http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=140987
     
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    Have the students use sticky notes to record contractions they find in their independent reading, compile a class chart and discuss their meaning.
     
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    I always tell my dyslexic kids that the apostrophe takes the place of some letters. Then we work to make contractions out of the words.
     
  6. SoReady2Teach

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    Great ideas, thanks!
     
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    OK, I honestly clicked in here thinking another member was about to welcome a little one! :blush:
     
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    :lol: :lol:
    There will be no contractions of that kind coming from me for a while.
     
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    A teacher on my team does a cute activity where she writes letters on a piece of paper, and a student represents each letter. For instance, for the word don't, you will need one student to be the d, one to be the o, one to be the n, one to be the o, and one to be the t. They will make up the words "do" and "not" in front of the class. Then write an apostrophe on a piece of paper and give it to one student. The student with the apostrophe says "you're out of here" to the "o". The o steps out of the way and they form the contraction. I hope that makes sense! Her class loved it!
     

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