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Browse our collection of contraction worksheets, activities and games aimed at helping students correctly use apostrophes for contractions. Contractions are common in spoken English and informal writing. A contraction is a shortened or abbreviated form of a word or phrase. For example: ‘I will’ can be shortened to form the contraction ‘I’ll’. Apostrophes are used to replace the missing letter/s.

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Contractions (not, is, had & would) Worksheet

This spelling worksheet focuses on contractions using the words ‘not’, ‘is’, ‘had’ and ‘would’.

Contractions (are & have) Worksheet

This spelling worksheet focuses on contractions using the words ‘are’ and ‘have’.

Contractions (are & have) Word Search

Find the ‘are’ and ‘have’ contractions in the jumble.

Contractions (is & not) Word Search

Find the ‘is’ and ‘not’ contractions in the jumble.

Contractions (is & not) Worksheet

This spelling worksheet focuses on contractions using the words ‘is’ and ‘not’.

Forming and Using Contractions

Form contractions from each of the word pairs. Use the new contractions to complete a set of sentences.

Contractions Cut & Paste (2)

Cut and paste to match each word pair to the correct contraction.

Contractions Cut & Paste (1)

Cut and paste to match each word pair to the correct contraction.

Forming Contractions

A worksheet to help introduce contractions. Form contractions from each of the given word pairs.

Missing Apostrophes: Contractions & Possessive Nouns

Apostrophes are missing for contractions and possessive nouns. Rewrite each sentence adding apostrophes in the correct places.

Contraction or Possessive Noun?

Find the apostrophe in each sentence. Circle to show whether the apostrophe is for a contraction or a possessive noun.

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