SAVE $$. EVERYTHING you need to teach the Vocabulary Acquisition and Use common core standards. This is a COMPLETE year long vocabulary acquisition and use unit aligned with the FOURTH grade common core standards. Due to the nature of the skills it is suitable for grades 3-5, but the CCSS skills were taken from the FOURTH grade curriculum.
This unit includes:
ALL SEVEN sets of test prep task cards (one for EACH common core standard.) 168 task cards total. Task cards can be used as test prep rings or as game pieces if you have extra generic game boards. Simply print (preferably on cardstock) laminate, punch a hole in the top and store on a metal ring or laminate and use as game pieces by storing in a ziploc bag.
A YEAR LONG 36 WEEK spiral review covering ALL SEVEN skills each week. Your students will practice EVERY skill EVERY week including academic vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms, reference materials, similes and metaphors, context clues, idioms, adages and proverbs and Greek and Latin affixes for a total of 252 questions. The spiral review can be used many ways; as a Monday homework assignment to be turned in on Friday each week, a one day a week spiral review, as a daily morning work activity (on or two standards a day), as an assessment etc. I use mine as a daily bell ringer. Students complete one or two skills per day.
15 Posters (one for EVERY vocabulary acquisition skill and skill part) to use as you introduce each skill.
A progress chart so you can track your student's progress each week throughout the year.
This unit comes with everything you need to effectively cover ALL Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Skills. (You also will get an organizer to use for any story specific vocabulary words you need to add each week as part of the reading unit you are teaching.)
NOTE! This unit is a bundle of several of my other products. Please make sure you haven't already purchased the products separately!
The common core skills taught in this unit are:
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements 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., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
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.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
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