Abbreviation Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.2.3.A

Core Standard

Abbreviations are used to speed up our ability to convey information (or info.) to one another. An abbreviation shortens a phrase or word and sometimes it even includes symbols. In the Digital Age we are even using pictures in the form of emoticons to convey our emotional state in writing (mostly electronic means). Abbreviations hold a great deal more power than just making things quicker to reference or say. It can make things more tangible and concrete. This is never much truer than for a Swedish retailer by the name of IKEA. The acronym stands for the founder's name (Ingvar Kamprad), a farm (Elmtaryd) that was located in his boyhood town (Agunnaryd). What would they be without an abbreviation? The worksheets below will get your students focused on the proper use of abbreviations in written communication.









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