This is a fun and colorful way to practice contraction words. First we brainstormed and listed contraction words and the words that they were made from. This list was posted during the independent work time in which the students made the contraction flower pictures.
$3.00 Thanksgiving Gobbling Good Contractions Puzzles... Literacy Center Activities, Recording Sheets and Awards 17 Page Download – 48 Thanksgiving Contraction Turkey Puzzles - Just cut turkeys on the white lines to separate the groups of feathers from the bodies. Students match up the feather groups to the correct contraction turkey body. Students can work independently or in pairs and record the contractions and their components if you'd like them to.
"Sentence Surgery"--using tongue depressors and laminated band aids for correcting capitals and punctuation. Could easily make these magnetic and use them on magnetic dry erase boards instead of sentence strips. Store in a "sentence first aid kit".