LEARNING CENTERS/LANGUAGE ARTS
Me a Double-Scoop of Contractions!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: November 24, 2001
the ice cream reproducibles and student instruction sheet"
to place in the learning center. Copy, color and laminate. For
easy storage, keep all the scoops and cones in an empty ice cream
write 2 words that make up a contraction on each scoop (1 word
per scoop). Write the finished "contraction" on the
cone. (See examples below) This can be done with a dry-erase marker
so that they can be periodically changed.
students divide the cones between them and lay the cones on the
table. One at a time a student pulls an "ice cream scoop"
from the bucket. If the word on the bucket matches up with one
of his cones, then he keeps the scoop and places it on the cone.
If it does not, he puts the ice cream back in the bucket while
the other student takes a turn. The first student to fill his
One student can play alone. He simply lays out the cones in front
of him and matches the 2 words to its appropriate contaction (or
of Words for the Scoops:
should - not
she - is
they - have
of Corresponding Contractions on the Cones:
here to download the reproducibles.
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