Setup for the entire year?! SEE PREVIEW
Want students to track their progress through the language standards?
YES! It's powerful for students!
Do you use a notebook for ELA? Perfect, glue it in!
No? Create a book!
Like to color? After each standard students color in an animal.
How does it work?
Use this resource to introduce a language standard. Students then use it as a reference throughout the year. Once the student has reached proficiency, they color in the animal to signal they understand the language strand.
Great for teachers
20 fourth grade standard strands
Easy to recognize what standards you still need to teach, and in what order.
IN ORDER when printed and created into a booklet.
What’s on the Page?
Title of the skill
Writing a definition
An example was given
A place for students to write their own example
and a safari animal.
How I use it
I use this resource as a way to introduce the language skills, so that students may refer back to it throughout out our practice worksheets, and other practice. At the end of the skill practice (usually about a week), I give them a quiz and if they have reached proficiency (85% or above), then the student will color in the animal matching the language skill being practiced. I will use my animal poster to color alongside the students.
The book is setup to print front to back. You will need to print the pages 1 to 1 sided first, then turn every other page upside down (books similar to Reading A-Z). OR you can print the pages off individually and give one to every student to glue into their notebook.
Use this chart as a class poster. In the print settings, I print this page as a “poster size,” and hang it in my room for the year. Another option is to have the poster handy when teaching language skills.
When the skill has been taught, practiced, and learned to proficiency, I will give students the “OK,” to color in the animal. I do the same for my class poster.
This allows students to monitor their progress. If the class poster has 5 animals colored and a student only has 3, he/she knows which skill they still need to practice.
Giraffe ----- Pronouns
Warthog ----- Adverbs
Rhino ----- Verb Tense
Baboon ----- Auxiliaries
Lion ----- Prepositional Phrases
Gorilla ----- Complete Sentences
Meerkat ----- Confusing Words
Zebra ----- Capitalization
Elephant ----- Quotation Marks
Gazelle ----- Commas Connect Sentences
Cheetah ----- Sentence Types
Hyena ----- Formal Informal English
Snake ----- Greek & Latin Words
Hippopotamus ----- Simile
Wildebeest ----- Metaphor
Crocodile ----- Idioms
Leopard ----- Adages
Ostrich ----- Proverbs
Tortoise ----- Antonyms
Vulture ----- Synonyms
If you have clarifying questions or need this book for another grade level, please ask!