GR 5 TAKE IT TO YOUR SEAT COMMON CORE LANGUAGE CENTERS by EVAN-MOOR
Fifth-grade students will master standards-based language and vocabulary skills through engaging hands-on center activities. Each of the 11 centers focuses on one skill aligned to grade 5 Common Core language standards in a format that is accessible and motivating for all types of learners. These portable language centers help teachers to: support kinesthetic and visual learners, provide differentiated, practice of language and vocabulary skills, offer a quality center activity, review or reinforce skills, and informally assess a student's understanding of concepts. The 11 centers cover the following Conventions of Standard English and Vocabulary Acquisition and Use skills: identifying conjunctions and explaining their functions in sentences, identifying prepositions and explaining their functions in sentences, identifying interjections and explaining their functions in sentences, using the perfect verb tenses (past, present, and future) to complete sentences, using verb tense to express time, sequence, state, and condition, using correlative conjunctions in sentences, explaining why sentences are punctuated correctly or incorrectly and using punctuation to separate items in a series, using context as a clue to the meaning of a word, identifying Greek and Latin roots and their meanings in words, and using words with Greek and Latin roots in sentences, identifying Greek and Latin affixes and their meanings in words, and identifying similes and metaphors, and interpret them in context. Each easy-to-assemble center provides a hands-on activity with a written practice activity, as well as: correlations and targeted skill, full-color center mats and task cards, an overview with lesson objectives, a student direction page that explains the center activity, and a center checklist to record each student's progress.