Contractions

Moby can't wait to learn about contractions! In this movie, you’ll explore how to combine words and add an apostrophe to form a contraction. You’ll learn different contractions formed from words like “am,” “are,” “is,” “have,” “has,” and “had.” Find out how a contraction can give information about a verb’s tense and can show time, such as past, present, and future. Don't forget to proofread your spelling and punctuation when using contractions!

1.1.1 Contractions with the Verb Be (Affirmative) Lesson Plan

In this contractions lesson for the animated ESL / ELL movie "Hi, I'm Ben", K-8 students practice making contractions with the affirmative verb to be. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Grammar Games Lesson Plan: The Importance of Correct Grammar in Everyday Life

Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios. Students will identify and analyze basic developmentally-appropriate grammar rules and create an ongoing review game to reinforce grammar skills for the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Contractions Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about word study and contractions. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Contractions. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Contractions Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about the grammar rules of contractions. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Contractions topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
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