In November 2016, our country will vote for who will be president for the next 4 years.
This product comes with TEN literacy centers that revolve around the upcoming election. It will be perfect as an introduction to a unit on the election process or just as daily centers to complete as the anticipation builds for election day. The product focuses on the democratic nominee (Hillary Clinton) and the republican nominee (Donal Trump).
The centers include:
1. Election Roll Call: ABC order with 12 words
2. Adjectives and Verbs at Large: 3 bubble maps about important people in our country's history
3. Time for a Recount: finding the main idea
4. Free Fluency: practice using expression
5. Sort them Out: word sort with irregular and regular verbs
6. Election Mix Up: finding capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors in 8 task cards
7. Express Yourself: writing center with 6 writing prompts
8. Fact or Opinion: 16 task cards for students to read and determine if it is a fact or opinion statement
9. What's the Difference: Compare/Contrast Trump to Clinton (I've provided a brief fact sheet on both candidate.) After creating a venn diagram, students are prompted to write a letter to their parents to convince them to vote for a candidate of their choice.
10. Sort Them Out... Again: word sort with irregular plural nouns and regular plural nouns
BONUS: Finding words center activity with the phrase "election day".
Each center activity comes with a recording sheet for students to complete.
There are many common core standards addressed within the centers. Some (not all) of the standards addressed are:
L.2.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.2.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
RF.2.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
W.2.3. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
L.3.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.3.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RF.3.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
W.3.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
plus many more!
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