Here are 26 pages of 5th grade vocabulary core skill boxes with review activities. I included some academic words and words that fifth graders should know. I created this for my 5th grade ESL students because I felt they needed more vocabulary support. Its use can be spread over several weeks or over several days. It's your choice. There is an anchor page at the end of the document with all the words I used listed. It comes without an answer key.
NEW: I added new vocabulary pages, a core standards page, and a page called ESL Insights as a guide for teachers with ELL students.
Core Standards Covered:
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences
Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor)
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works
Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
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