This activity involves the students choosing the contraction form FROM the two words, rather than going from contraction TO the two words that make it up. I find that my students have trouble knowing which letters to take out and replace with an apostrophe. This way they can see it and choose it for themselves.
I hope you can make use of this game in your classroom. There is a recording sheet to go with it.
Here are the Common Core State Standards associated with this center:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.