Help your students prepare for the state writing test with these fun spring themed task cards. The task cards are a combination of editing and revising and are focused for fifth graders but can be challenge cards for fourth graders and review for sixth graders.
Engage your students with a game of Scoot (directions included). Use the provided mind break cards if you have more students than cards.
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1f Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1d Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1f Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1g Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2a Use correct capitalization.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2b Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2c Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3a Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1a Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.1e Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2a Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2b Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of the sentence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2c Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?), and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2d Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3a Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.