1st Grade - Using Contractions And Pronouns

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Grammar
Using contractions and pronouns
Identify and correctly use contractions (isn't, aren't, can't, won't) and singular possessives pronouns (my/mine, his/her, hers, your/s) in writing and speaking.

The student will be able to identify what a contraction is, along with identifying plural possessive pronouns (my/mine).

 

Sample Problems

(1)

The contraction “can’t” is made up of what two words?

(2)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

That book is _______. (my, mine)

(3)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

That is _______. (my, mine)

(4)

The contraction “isn’t” is made up of what two words?

(5)

If you combine the words “does” and “not” what contraction will you make?

Learning Tips

(1)

Contraction Action: For this activity, your child will need magazines and highlighters. Review what a contraction is (short-cut word; two words put together) and what it looks like (has an apostrophe). Take a page or 2 out of a magazine. Find pages that contain text. Ask your child to highlight all of the contractions within each article. After they have finished this task, you can review the words they highlighted and have your child practice reading the contractions and identify what they are.

(2)

Pronoun Search: For this activity you will need to review what a pronoun is and where they are found. Next, provide your child with a copy of the daily newspaper and have them highlight all of the pronouns they can find. Discuss the pronouns after they have been highlighted and ask your child to appropriately use them in a sentence.

(3)

Fill-in Game: For activity you will need sentence strips and markers. On the sentence strips write one sentence starter that contains a blank portion for a contraction or pronoun. For example, on a sentence strip write the sentence starter "The boy wondered where _________ book was." On separate sentence strips write pronouns and contractions and cut the words into individual cards. Have your child read the sentence starter aloud. Next, provide them with the pronoun cards and ask them to find an appropriate pronoun to finish the sentence. When they have chosen a card ask them to read the new complete sentence. You can repeat the same process for contractions.

(4)

Magnetic Letters: Review what contractions are. (short cut words, where two words are put together to create a new one) On a white board write two words that can be combined to form a contraction (do not). Ask your child to use the magnet letters to create the contraction. You may need to create an apostrophe by using construction paper and magnetic tape.

(5)

Pronoun or contraction Bingo: Use the following links below create contraction or pronoun bingo cards and have fun!

http://bingocardtemplate.com/


Extra Help Problems

(1)

The contraction “didn’t” is made up of what two words?

(2)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

I _______ like vegetables. (don’t, haven’t, they’d)

(3)

If you combine the words “would” and “not” what contraction will you make?

(4)

Write 3 pronouns on the line below.

(5)

Write 2 contractions below. On the line next to the contraction write the words that create the contraction.

(6)

The contraction “shouldn’t” is made up of what two words?

(7)

Fill in the blank from the choices below to create a sentence that matches the picture.

Will _______ come to the party? (she, he, they)

(8)

If you combine the words “they” and “would” what contraction will you make?

(9)

Write a sentence using the contraction “can’t.” Draw a picture to match the sentence.

(10)

Write a sentence using the possessive pronoun “mine” and draw a matching picture.

(11)

The contraction “won’t” is made up of what two words?

(12)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

She _______ want to do her homework. (don’t, can’t, didn’t)

(13)

If you combine the words “we” and “will” what contraction will you make?

(14)

Write 3 possessive pronouns on the line below.

(15)

Write a sentence using the contraction “won’t.”

(16)

The contraction “would” and “not” is made up of what two words?

(17)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

_________ going to the snow. (won’t, don’t, we’re)

(18)

If you combine the words “we” and “are” what contraction will you make?

(19)

Write 2 pronouns you could use of you were referring to a girl. (she, her, hers)

(20)

Write two contractions that describe not wanting to do something (can’t, won’t, don’t)

(21)

The contraction “they’re” is made up of what two words?

(22)

Fill in the blank from the choices below.

________ going to the park. (they’re, we’d, she’d)

(23)

If you combine the words “she” and “would” what contraction will you make?

(24)

List 2 pronouns that can refer to a boy. (he, his)

(25)

Write 3 contractions that come from the word “not”. Ex: didn’t

 

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