I made these short and simple reference cards to support my students, whether it be independent centers, at their desks, etc. There are many options, so please have a look before you print. For example, there is a reference card solely about adjectives or a card explaining adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. Exclamation punctuation is referred to as exclamation ‘marks’ or ‘points’. If some of your students are working on common nouns but others are working on collective nouns, there is a range to cover the various levels of your class ---> GREAT FOR DIFFERENTIATION!
Most cards are in black and white followed by the same card in color. I recommend printing the reference cards in color on white cardstock (and laminating if you can) OR printing in black and white on colored cardstock.
Link to Common Core:
L.K.1.b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.K.1.c Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/
L.K.1.d Understand and use question words
L.K.1.e Use the most frequently occurring prepositions
L.K.1.f Produce and expand complete sentences
L.K.2.b Recognize and name end punctuation.
-L.1.1.b Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
-L.1.1.c Use singular and plural nouns
-L.1.1.d Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns
-L.1.1.e Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future
-L.1.1.f Use frequently occurring adjectives
-L.1.1.g Use frequently occurring conjunctions
-L.1.1.h Use determiners
-L.1.1.i Use frequently occurring prepositions
-L.1.1.j Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences
-L.1.2.b Use end punctuation for sentences.
-L.1.4.b Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
-L.1.4.c Identify frequently occurring root words
-L.1.5.c Identify real-life connections between words and their use
-L.2.1.a Use collective nouns
-L.2.1.b Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns
- L.2.1.c Use reflexive pronouns
- L.2.1.d Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs
- L.2.1.e Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
- L.2.1.f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences
- L.2.2.c Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
- L.2.4.a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
- L.2.4.b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word
- L.2.4.c Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root
L.2.4.d Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words
If you are looking for reference cards to post on the walls, please see this free resource of mine:
Parts of Speech: Simple Posters
I would love to hear from you!