Videos and songs to help First Grade kids learn how to use contractions to shorten words. An apostrophe is used to take the place of the missing letters.

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The following diagram shows some examples of contractions in English. Scroll down the page for more examples and songs for contractions. Contractions

Contractions song
Contractions shorten words and an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letters.
Do not - Don’t
Will not - Won’t
She will - she’ll
He will - he’ll
Has not - Hasn’t
Have not - Haven’t
He is - He’s
She is - She’s
I had - I’d
I will - I’ll
Who had - Who’d
Who will - Who’ll
I am - I’m
I have - I’ve

Contractions Songs for Kids
Are not - aren’t
Did not - didn’t
Does not - doesn’t
Had not - hadn’t
He had - he’d
Is not - isn’t
It is - it’s
Let us - let’s
Cannot - can’t
shall not - shan’t
That is - that’s
There is - there’s
They had - they’d
They will - they’ll

Some examples of contractions
He would - He’d
She would - She’d
What is - What’s
You are - You’re
Was not - Wasn’t
Should not - Shouldn’t
Here is - Here’s
Where is - Where’s
Let us - Let’s
It will - It’ll
We will - We’ll
You will - You’ll
What will - What’ll
That will - That’ll
Who is - Who’s
We are - We’re

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