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Hands-On Contractions Activity – Learning Contractions with Scissors

Hands-on Contractions Activity

Part of learning to read and write is learning the shortcuts in our language, like contractions. I tried to explain to Grace that you remove one of the letters from the original word and replace it with an apostrophe, but it just wasn’t clicking with her. Enough talking, I thought. Let’s cut some words up. I wrote out a few sentences using very basic contractions – several combinations with is, I’ll, and I’m. I wrote out entire sentences the first time we did this, but the second time, I just wrote out the words in the contraction. The rest of … Read more