Lesson Plan

Hunting for Contractions

Some people hunt animals, while some hunt for treasure. We are going on a contraction hunt! Use this lesson to teach your students to find words in context that can form contractions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and use contractions in context.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Creating Contractions Part 2
  • Prompt students to think about the commercial for the Frosted Flakes cereal and what Tony the Tiger says.
  • Accept student answers and record the slogan on the board: They’re Grrreat!
  • Display other slogans for famous companies and ask students what each of the slogans have in common in terms of grammar. For example, “I’m lovin’ it” (McDonald’s), “Maybe She’s Born with It” (Maybelline), and “Because You’re Worth It” (L’Oreal).
  • Point out that each of these slogans contains a contraction with an apostrophe.