A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (one of which is usually a verb). In a contraction, an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters. Some contractions are: I’m (I am), can’t (cannot), how’s (how is), and Ma’am (Madam).

For example, “don’t” is a contraction that is short for “do not”; the apostrophe in “don’t” takes the place of the missing “o”. Another example is “o’clock,” a contraction “of the clock.” A less common example of a contraction is “jack-o’-lantern,” short for “jack-of-lantern”; in it, the apostrophe takes the place of the missing “f” in “of.”



On your blog, make a post about contractions. Include a definition, some examples and reference your work. You can work with a partner if you like.


A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.

For example:

rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”)

caret and carrot

fair and fare

pear and pair

On your blog, make a post about homophones and list some examples. Have fun!


Descriptive Writing

Today we are going to look at writing some really descriptive writing

Part 1:

…as I looked around…

This is your first prompt. It is about using your sight which is one of our five senses. Make sure you describe what you can see. Use can only use 100 words to write it. Use Pages on your iPad and make sure you turn on the word count. Then publish it as a post on your blog.

Part 2:

Answer the following writing prompt below. When writing. make sure you describe what you can see, like in the first prompt. Try to use lots of adjectives to describe the things that you are seeing. Write this one in your writing book.

Drop of Water

Procedural Text
A New Game
Bring along some games, or parts of games from home. You might like to bring Monopoly, Uno, Draughts, etc. It can be any game that you like.
Now you are going to write a set of rules for the game. You may even like to change the rules for the game or write up you totally new set of rules. Change the name of your game. You have to explain to your friend what equipment you need, how to play the game, the way to win and if there are any special rules. You may put the instructions on your blog.