21 ELA review cards
*with and without QR cards (for self-checking)
*with and without room to write on the cards
*determining the meaning of unknown words
*point of view
*synonyms vs antonyms (They only have to identify synonyms on this card.)
*parts of speech
I realize this probably isn't every single thing you teach, but it does act as a wonderful review for the kiddos. It's very telling to watch them complete this activity and see if the concepts listed above have "stuck" with them.
There are multiple ways to use these cards. You'll choose how you want to complete this activity. Options:
a) Whole-Class CONNECT FOUR game (THIS IS A FAVORITE IN MY CLASSROOM and HOW I COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY.)
Break your class up in to small groups. Each group has a cup, stack, or pile filled with the review questions, so each group will need a full set of their own cards. The students work together in their groups to solve the questions one at a time. (My students come to the board to retrieve their questions.) If they get the right answer after checking with me (or the QR code if that’s what you choose), they place one of their four sticky notes on the board. (Each team has their own color. You could also use dry erase markers or magnets.) If they don't make a line after placing their first four sticky notes (which they rarely do), they just simply keep answering questions and will move one of their sticky notes to a new spot. The first group to form a straight line of sticky notes WINS! You can play multiple rounds to complete all of the cards, and you can also have students continue answering problems even after the round is over! Totally your preference!
Simply have your kids complete the review cards as a team. Have them read the cards together and discuss as a team.
c) Center activity (group or independent)
d) Early-Finish task (independent)
Choose the cards you need to print. If you want your students to be able to write on the cards, print the cards with the empty boxes. I laminate my cards so the answers can be erased. If you want your students to be able to check their own answers, choose a set that has QR codes on them.
Use the attached teacher sheet to record notes and observations as your students work.