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If You Were a Contraction
If You Were a Contraction
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If You Were a Contraction

If you were a contraction, you would be a shortened form of two words put together. You would change "it" and "is" to IT'S and "could" and "not" to COULDN'T. What else could you do if you were a contraction?

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level7-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Trim Size11 x 9
Page Count24
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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Ashleigh Vanada

"Everyone can have fun with words in this picture book for older children! Readers will join this friendly family of pigs as they go about their daily routines, from eating a breakfast of pancakes to building a sandcastle at the beach and from splashing in mud puddles to remembering to take out the trash. As they complete each task on the to-do list, children learn the ins and outs of using apostrophes or adding and dropping letters when two words combine to form a contraction. At the end of the story, there’s a practice quiz in which kids can use their newly-learned rules to form the correct words. Full of creative illustrations, spelled-out explanations, and helpful little charts, Shaskan and Gray’s fun book will bring letter-learning alive--especially for those readers who learn new information best with visual aids." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2009

Teacher Librarian - Sara Catherine Howard

"Entertaining pigs play through daily situations learning to use contractions. The text reads like a story, while the fact boxes give the simple instructions: “who is” becomes “who’s.” A brief quiz, glossary, Internet sites, and index are included." - Teacher Librarian

October 1, 2009

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where she waterskied on the Mississippi River, played basketball, and skateboarded. She has written more than forty books for children and taught creative writing to children and teens. Trisha received a 2012 Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant. She won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator.

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