Essential ELA Vocabulary Task Cards

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These 36 task cards include high frequency vocabulary words directly from the CCSS, that will help to enhance students’ understanding of the text.

These task cards can be used for test preparation, in centers, stations, or as you’re teaching/reinforcing each vocab. word in a particular unit. I use these in groups, pairs, and for individual practice. Included is an answer sheet that can be used by the teacher, or to allow the students to check their own answers (or that of their partner). Also included are a blank page of task cards, where the teacher or students could create their own statements w/ multiple choice answers, and a student answer sheet.

The following vocabulary words are included in the task card activities:

• Analyze

• Articulate

• Cite

• Main Idea

• Compare

• Demonstrate

• Describe

• Metaphor

• Develop

• Evaluate

• Identify

• Mood

• Infer

• Integrate

• Interpret

• Point of View

• Organize

• Paraphrase

• Refer

• Stanza

• Retell

• Support

• Summarize

• Text

• Synthesize

• Trace

• Alliteration

• Text Structure

• Analogy

• Argument

• Conclusion

• Theme

• Connection

• Evidence

• Interact

• Tone


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.


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