GR K TAKE IT TO YOUR SEAT COMMON CORE LANGUAGE CENTERS by EVAN-MOOR
Kindergarteners will improve their understanding of key language and vocabulary skills with engaging hands-on center activities. Each of the 12 centers focuses on one skill aligned to kindergarten 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 12 centers cover the following Conventions of Standard English and Vocabulary Acquisition and Use skills: using frequently occurring nouns, using frequently occurring action verbs, forming regular plural nouns orally by adding -s or -es, understanding and using question words, using the most frequently occurring prepositions, capitalizing the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I, using end punctuation, writing the letters for consonants and short-vowel sounds and spelling simple words, determining the meaning of multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content, using the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word, sorting common objects into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent, and demonstrating understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites. 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.