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Contractions Fossils Lesson 2
Contractions!Adjectives Contractions are made up of two words that have been put together to make a new word. A contraction takes letters OUT of one of the words when they are combined. An apostrophe takes the place of the missing letters.
Words that are shortened: not – drop the o nt is – drop the i s am – drop the am are – drop the are will – drop the will have – drop the have
Examples Read both sentences to see how the contraction is formed. Cleveland is not the capital of Ohio Cleveland isnt the capital of Ohio. Do not forget to take out the trash. Dont forget to take out the trash. I am planning to go camping. Im planning to go camping.
Whisper to your partner which contraction the two words can make. would + not = wouldnt she + is = shes are + not = arent was + not = wasnt who + is = whos
Comprehension and Language Arts Book Page 96
Try It! Circle the correct contraction in each sentence below. 1.Greenlandisnt dont a continent. 2.There wont arent a lot of people living in Greenland. 3.Hawaii wasnt werent a state until 1959.
Practice Write the contraction for the boldfaced words in each sentence below. 4. I am going to Arizona in April. _______ 5. I have never been to the southwest. ______ 6. I will send you a postcard of the desert. _____ 7. She is my best friend. _______ 8. I know he is coming to visit today. _______ Im Ive Ill Shes hes
Proofread Add apostrophes where needed to make contractions. Use proofreading marks. I couldnt think of anything to write. Were supposed to write a poem for class. It doesnt have to be a long poem. I cant think tonight! Couldnt I write about my life? I could, if it werent so late.