Contractions: Will and Would

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11878

Wouldn't you like to learn how to shorten words-how that'll make it easier to read and write? Use your stuffed animal in a fun game to learn about contractions so you'll be a better writer and reader!

categories

Grammar

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

What words do you think are hidden in these contractions? You'd like to find out, wouldn't you?

  • She'll
  • He'd
  • I'll
  • She'd
  • That'll
  • You'd

All throughout this Contractions series, you have learned about different types of contractions.

If you missed any of the previous Related Lessons, please go to the right-hand sidebar to find the one(s) you've missed.

Contractions are words that are combine two words using an apostrophe. Anytime you see a contraction, you will see an apostrophe (') in the word. For example, the word "I've" has an apostrophe, then a v and an e. The word "I've" is a contraction that puts together the words "I" and "have." Tell your parent or teacher three more examples of contractions you learned about in this unit.

Great work! This lesson focuses on contractions that combine different words with the words "will" and "would."

There are many contractions that combine words with the word "will." When you combine a word with will, you drop the w and i, then add an apostrophe in front of 'll. In other words, adding the apostrophe indicates dropping the wi from will.

Look at the list of contractions below. Ask your parent or teacher to read the list aloud:

  • He'll = He will
  • She'll = She will
  • How'll = How will
  • I'll = I will
  • It'll = It will
  • That'll = That will
  • They'll = They will
  • We'll = We will

You will practice reading sentences with contractions by reading the sentences below aloud to your parent or teacher:

He'll eat a sandwich.
He will eat a sandwich.

We'll have fun at the park!
We will have fun at the park!

Were you able to read all the sentences? Great! Try reading the sentence below. Tell your parent or teacher what the contraction is, and what two words make up that contraction:

I'll play soccer with them.

Did you read the sentence on your own? Good job! The contraction in the sentence you just read is I'll. If you break apart the word "I'll," you will have the words "I" and "will."

The next set of contractions you will learn about are contractions that combine one word with the word "would." When you combine one word with the word "would," you need to add an apostrophe, then a d. When you add the apostrophe to the word, you take away the woul in the word "would."

Ask your parent or teacher to read the examples below aloud to you:

  • He'd = He would
  • She'd = She would
  • How'd = How would
  • I'd = I would
  • That'd = That would
  • They'd = They would
  • We'd = We would
  • Who'd = Who would
  • You'd = You would

Now, read the examples below aloud to your parent or teacher:

She'd like to have lunch.
She would like to have lunch.

Who'd you like to play tag with?
Who would you like to play tag with?

Were you able to read all of the sentences correctly? Fantastic! Try reading the next sentence on your own. Tell your parent or teacher what the contraction is, and what two words make up the contraction:

They'd enjoy the movie.

Did you find the contraction? Good work! The contraction in the sentence is They'd. This contraction is made up of the words "they" and "would."

You are learning so many new contractions! Tell your parent or teacher three new contractions you learned so far. After sharing, move on to the Got It? section, where you will practice identifying contractions in sentences.

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