Looking for an engaging way to use those "I Can..." statements?
Why not "WHACK a Standard"?
Research shows that posting and using “I Can…” statements with your students has the most “bang for the buck” in improving student achievement on standardized tests.
This is a set of "I Can..." statements for all of the English/Language Arts Common Core Standards for 5th Grade! For each area (RL, RI, RF, W, SL, and L), there is a Whack a Standard card for students to mark as they show mastery of each standard/I Can Statement! My kids LOVE being able to "whack" those standards!
We “unpack” the standards by skill which is why there are multiple “I Can…” statements for some of the standards!
We store the “Whack to Show Mastery” cards on a book ring in the pocket of our data folders. Students love using bingo daubers (I keep a basket of assorted color bingo daubers next to the data folders) to mark the card as they show their mastery of each standard!
I copy everything onto white card-stock paper and laminate the “I Can…” statements to hang in my room on our Objective Board as we cover them! I also included our signs that hang above the board!
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