Contraction Teacher Resources
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Why do people create governments? Where did we get our ideas about government? This is a fantastic introductory lesson for your American government class that begins by reviewing the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in detail, and is then followed by activities and worksheets that compare their views on the state of nature, the social contract, and the inherent responsibiilities of government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Take Action With Contractions!
Don't let your pupils get bored with contractions! You've found a veritable squirrel-stash of activities right at your fingertips. This packet includes games, activities, and plenty of materials to support your lesson plans on contractions.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas
Looking for a simple and straightforward reference on the Enlightenment for your young historians? Check out this list of key terms and important figures from the period, followed by a traditional assessment where your learners will be asked to match historical figures with their appropriate accomplishments and respond to brief constructed response questions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do We Have Governments?
Students explore the contract of renting land for the Ipswich Public Schools. In this compare and contrast lesson, students compare and contrast a contract made in 1650 to the contract of 2008. Students work in groups, read newspaper articles and list differences in the two contracts.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Shorten words with contractions. Second graders use apostrophes to shorten words, including harder ones like might not. Next, they write out the longer versions of various contractions. Have them write a story with these contractions for extra practice!
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Listening for Meaning: Same Sound
Learners demonstrate listening skills and determine meaning from conversation. They are meant to listen to a taped conversation, but being that it isn't included, you will need to create one. As a follow up, individuals complete a worksheet involving past perfect verbs and modals such as better, would, or rather.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What are the Spanish contractions? Review the contractions, and then provide your class with this practice sheet. For each of the 13 sentences provided, your learner must identify the correct translation out of the four options listed. Consider having them highlight or underline each Spanish contraction they see.
7th - 9th Languages
Earth Day Contractions
If you want to make learning fun, turn it into a game. Grammar gets an Earth Day make-over with a fun themed matching activity and contraction worksheet. The resource includes several sheets of cards, each containing the contraction and the two-word phrase that the contraction stems from.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Keeping Your Heart in Good Shape: What are the Benefits? - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students name the main parts of the heart and what events occur there. They write a reaction that contains complete sentences, and uses proper spelling and grammar, after viewing a video. Students define the following terms: contraction, relaxation, ventricles, atria, pulse rate, and pump.
6th - 8th Science
Contracts Review and Negotiation Exercise
Students study the three main concepts of contracts: Offer, Acceptance and Consideration. They negotiate a contract to get the best deal for themselves or their client and name several contracts that they have participated in.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Student Safety Contract
With spaces for both your science pupils and their parents to sign, this laboratory safety contract is a must-have for your science classes. Twenty-one rules applying to protection and hazard prevention are listed. Discuss them with your junior scientists and then have them take the contract home to share with their parents.
7th - 12th Science
The Right to be Safe at School
Create responsibility and a sense of ownership while you design a classroom behavior contract. Gathering ideas from learners themselves allows for input and accountability from more that just the teacher. Everyone feels validated and heard as ideas are written on a large chart, emphasizing zero-tolerance for bullying.
1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Shorten That Stack
Can and can't, will and won't, do and don't - work on contractions with this resource! Young grammarians use pieces of poster board that are cut out into letter shapes with felt apostrophe marks. They work together to construct contractions out of the materials.
1st English Language Arts
Untying the Knot
What are the current trends in divorce? What contributes to this? Examine celebrity relationship trends and how they relate to the general public with this discussion lesson. Middle schoolers analyze the results of a Census Bureau study about marriage and divorce.
6th - 12th English Language Arts