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    Whole Group Activity: ASL Video

    Caucasian female with blonde hair and black shirt signing pig. Images of pig dancing and jumping in mud.

    Play the video one time without pausing or asking questions.

    After finishing the video, ask students if they recognized any contractions used in the book.  If so, write them down. 

    Individual Activity: Recognizing Contractions in Fun in the Mud

    Play the video again.  This time, direct students to point out the contractions used in the book.  Add them to your list and have students circle them on the Fun in the Mud Contractions worksheet.

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    Circle contractions on Fun in the Mud Contractions worksheet


    Individual Activity: Contractions Practice

    Students cut out the letters and the apostrophes and form the correct words. 

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    Contractions Practice Worksheet Contraction blanks

    Individual Activity: Contractions Sentences

    Write a new sentence with each contraction.

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    Contractions Sentences Worksheet

    Individual Activity: Deconstructing Contractions

    Use word boxes to fill in the blanks.

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    Deconstructing Contractions

    Individual Activity: Key Facts

    Answer questions about Fun in the Mud.

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    Fun in the Mud Key Facts