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One thing I noticed this year that I hadn’t seen before, is that my students have struggled with contractions. Not only did they not know what word made up a contraction, they didn’t understand what it was, and couldn’t read them either. They often guessed on contractions or ended up saying the two words that made it up – or the two words that they thought made it up.
So….on to contraction practice.
We started by watching a Brainpop Jr video about contractions. Brainpop is a great way to introduce or review concepts. Gives kids a chance to hear the same information you are telling them, but from fun, animated characters.
After watching Brainpop, we created this anchor chart to show what a contraction was and to also list examples. They helped me put this chart together.
Next, we played Contraction Memory. This game can be found in my new TPT pack called Contraction Action.
Here are some pictures of the kids in action – sorry it’s turned weird….
We then did I Have, Who Has – also in my packet, but I didn’t get a chance to get pictures since I was playing too. Be sure to check out my new TPT packet- Contraction Action in my TPT Store.
One, is my Nouns Around the Room, which I blogged about in my earlier blog post.
The other is I Have, Who Has with oi and oy Words. My kids love I have, who has. And, I mean love, love, love it. It’s such a fun quick game that gets everyone involved and moving and it’s a great review. So, here’s one I created for words with oi and oy. This can be great phonics and/or spelling practice. Check out in my TPT store here…
In addition to a review of verbs, we also reviewed nouns mainly focusing on singular and plural nouns and how to make a singular noun plural. We also discussed the irregular nouns and how more than one tooth isn’t tooths….which is always a hard one for them to understand, but after this chart and activity I think we’re getting there.
We started by making an anchor chart together.
This week we spent two days working on verbs. The first day we reviewed verbs (my kiddos keep getting confused on verbs, nouns, etc) and we started talking about verb tenses. In second grade, the language standard focuses on students being able to use irregular verb tenses – made, swam, ran, etc. The CCSS standard is L2.1.
First, we created an anchor chart together. We reviewed what a verb was and came up with some examples. Then, we used a mini tree map to practice changing the tenses of the verbs.
Hard to believe today is the first day of March. Feels like February flew by. Here’s hoping the next 63 days of school fly by too. I’m definitely in spring fever mode and ready for summer! Since it is March, I’m linking up with Farley for March Currently. Be sure to link up with Farley at her blog Oh’ Boy 4th Grade.