This book teaches contractions in an imaginative new way. The same emphasis on learning by association is used in this book as in other materials we publish. The reading and spelling of contractions, which are often confusing to many students, are handled in a manner that is at once both concrete and creative. Students are shown in specific, mechanical ways how contractions are created. Then they use tactile/kinesthetic activities to produce contractions themselves. At the same time, images like the little man shown here engage students’ imaginations in ways that not only capture attention, but also enhance memory retrieval.