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Abbreviations and contractions

Short story + activities

This unit consists of a short narrative about finding a watch and associated activities that focus on abbreviations and contractions. Notes and tasks cover shortening words e.g. gym instead of gymnasium, contractions, initials and acronyms e.g. PE instead of Physical Education, based on excerpts from the text.

Topics: Language
Years: 6-8 | Pages: 4 | Code: E5211-06

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Marie Langley

Marie Langley’s experience in education includes 19 years teaching in secondary and area (Years 1 to 13) schools, 10 years as head of an English department, and seven years as a deputy principal. Her published works include a thesis for a Master of Teaching and Learning degree, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, a junior novel and numerous educational resource texts. She currently lives and works in Golden Bay in the top north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.