The End of the Year Literacy Set is a 62 page unit filled with worksheets, task cards, grammar worksheets, poetry, a persuasive essay activity, and more. These ELA handouts were created to review the standards that you’ve been teaching (main idea, inferences, cause and effect, informational text structures, author’s purpose, figurative language, grammar skills, writing skills), but present it in a fun, summer themed way. This unit is perfect for 3rd - 5th graders and will be something beneficial to keep them busy the last few weeks of school.
Specifically it contains:
32 Task Cards for Figurative Language (record sheet)
Main Idea Matching: Scuba Diving
Main Idea Matching: Backpacking
Author’s Purpose Worksheet (double sided)
Informational Text Structure Worksheet (double sided)
Cause and Effect: S’more’s History (double sided)
Inferences (double sided)
Grammar Review (3 double sided worksheets)
Acrostic Summer Poem Directions and Examples Page
Acrostic Poem Writing Page
Number Poem Directions and Examples
Number Poem Writing Page
Persuasive Essay Summer Topics Idea List
Persuasive Essay Outline (2 different versions)
Persuasive Essay Writing Pages
Persuasive Essay Checklist for Students
*** Newly added bonus comprehension passages:
I know how tough the last few weeks of school can be. Kids are tuned out and it’s hard to keep their focus. Teachers are equally ready for summer break too. This End of the Year Literacy Set can really help. Not only does it have motivating topics and activities that I think your kids will really like, but it’s easy and fun to teach.
I try to include task cards in every set I do because I love them so much. The kids see them as a “game” and don’t realize all the things that they’re learning or reviewing as they complete each task card. The 32 task cards included in this set have a figurative language phrase on them and ask the kids to identify the type of figurative language being used. Just print, laminate, and store in a plastic shoe box or hole punch each and put them on a ring.
I really like the poetry writing included. There are two different types. Even the most hesitant writers can be successful with these.
The persuasive essay topics are fun and are ones your kids might just buy into like…Should students grade their teacher?...Do I deserve to move on to the next grade?... Should students have a summer break?... Great practice and a very appropriate way to end the year.
The grammar worksheets are double sided. The front side asks the kids to add capitals and punctuation to a variety of summer themed sentences. The back asks the kids to recall plurals, homophones, contractions and more.
I really like the Common Core worksheets included as they target key concepts beautifully. Some of these would be great to have the kids complete in pairs, while others might be done alone. They could also be used in centers or as assessments if you need some extra grades for your grade book. Regardless, these worksheets are ready to copy and go, while providing your students with the skill review they need.
I love sharing what I make with you and hope that you’ll find these really useful in your classroom. Hang on…summer break is almost here!
If you're looking for an end of the year week long unit, check out these:
Beach Club: End of the Year Unit for 3rd - 5th Grades
Summer Safari: End of the Year Unit for 3rd - 5th Grades
Art Adventure: End of the Year Unit or or Anytime (3rd - 5th Grades)
Here are some more end of the year resources:
Time Capsule: Don’t Open Until High School Graduation Project
End of the Year Award Certificates: Editable
End of the Year Awards: Editable
Tales of a 1st Grader Memory Book
Tales of a 2nd Grader Memory Book
Tales of a 3rd Grader Memory Book
Tales of a 4th Grader Memory Book
Tales of a 5th Grader Memory Book
Tales of a 6th Grader Memory Book
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