Contraction Hopscotch

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    1. Contraction Hopscotch

      Have a student begin on START HERE. Have them read the first two words that contract while jumping with two feet on the mat --one foot on each word. Then,...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    2. Contraction Clap

      Follow instructions for the Contraction Hopscotch activity. Have your students clap as they say the contraction.

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    3. Bean Bag Decides

      Have a student throw a bean bag on the mat. Have them jump to the bean bag alternating between two-footed jumps and one-footed hops (as described in the Contraction Hopscotch...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    4. Matching Contractions

      Create or use the word cards on the following pages that match the words and contractions on the floor mat. Mix up the words and put the words in a...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    5. Clipboard Contractions

      Clip a worksheet that involves contractions to a clipboard. Have students complete the worksheet using the mat to find the answer to unknown contractions.

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    6. Contraction Puzzle

      Cover the contractions with paper. Have a student jump to the first set of base words on the mat. Then, have them place notecards over the letters in the base...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    7. Squeeze Out the Letters

      Tell students, “Contract means to squeeze together. So a contraction is two words squeezed together! The letters that get squeezed out are marked with an apostrophe.” As they jump down...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    8. Spelling Contractions

      Have a student jump on the first word (left single block) on the mat with both feet. Have them spell out the word while doing jumping jacks for each letter....READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

    9. Contraction Sentences

      Have a student stand on the START HERE block. Have them jump to the first two words and read them out loud. Use the words in a sentence. Then, have...READ MORE

      Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4