Clipped Words Collection
Ask students, working in small groups, to brainstorm a list of clipped words. You may want to suggest some of the clipped words given here.
Then have students create a book page for each clipped word, alphabetizing the pages.
Each page should include the long form of the word, its clipped form, and a sample sentence that includes the clipped word.
Encourage students to illustrate some of the pages. Finally, have students assemble all of the pages into a class book of clipped words.
Students may want to add pages throughout the year as they come across more clipped words.