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CHALLENGE and ENRICHMENT Center Activities for grades 5-9
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CHALLENGE and ENRICHMENT Center Activities for grades 5-9

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CHALLENGE and ENRICHMENT Center Activities There are 52 daily writing directives or small projects, that are included in this package. Each assignment has been written to be administered as a Literary Center Task, which should be completed daily, or as you deem necessary, based upon your students’ needs and the population that you service. This will also be based upon the way in which you rotate your groups. Some, if not most of the tasks, will take a week to complete. Some the of the tasks require students to use a partner to complete the assignment. I would suggest allowing students to have a minimum of 20 minutes for center time to ponder, react and complete directives. Tasks were created to be challenging and for enrichment purposes. Rubrics have not been included, since there are multiple tasks, that can require different assessments. But most can be downloaded from the internet, or you may opt to use your own. Total Pages
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 6
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There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students.
READING RESPONSE CARDS
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READING RESPONSE CARDS

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READING RESPONSE CARDS These cards should be used to determine how well your students are gaining and grasping an understanding of the text(s) you are reading with them in class. At your discretion, feel free to use them as you deem necessary. For example, after reading several pages, a chapter or the entire text, you may present or challenge your students with these cards. Included are 40 cards, which range in academic ability. The teacher must select which cards to use and decide if students will work in small groups, pairs or individually to derive their answers. Cards are general questions or statements that can be aligned with most texts for Novel Study, Close Reading or Literature Circle activities. I think these cards will be well-suited for students in grades 5 – 10. Best of Luck for a successful school year and thank you for your support!
INFERENCE TASK CARDS
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS

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INFERENCE TASK CARDS There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains 10 cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 40 words. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with upper elementary to high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. Answer sheet cards have been included for your convenience.
READING TASK CARDS - 10 MINUTE DRILLS
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READING TASK CARDS - 10 MINUTE DRILLS

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Reading Comprehension 10 Minute Drills were designed as an activity to quickly access whether or not the student can demonstrate understanding or mastery of a given reading skill. This activity will last for one month. There are 20 short paragraphs followed by one question on each card. The cards cover reading skills and some examples of figurative language. They can be used to start your morning or to end your day. This task can best be used with grades 5 - 9. I did not include answers, since many of them can vary.
THEME TASK CARDS
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THEME TASK CARDS

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Theme requires one to use the skill of inference. These 10 cards have been designed to allow the scholar to practice and generate their own responses of what theme is being projected in the given scenarios. These cards can be duplicated and printed on stock paper and laminated, if desired. They can be used as a whole group, small group or center activity. They are best suited for students in grades 5 - 10. An Answer Key with possible suggested answers has been included for your perusal.
HAMLET COHORT HOMEWORK TASKS
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HAMLET COHORT HOMEWORK TASKS

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HAMLET COHORT HOMEWORK TASKS EXEMPLARS The Teacher will divide the class into small cohorts. They will work together and complete the tasks, which will serve as class artifacts. These artifacts will be displayed in the classroom or hallway upon completion. Assignments will be completed during the current marking period and while reading the text. These assignments require thoughtful and creative responses to receive a generous grade. Please be mindful that these tasks were completed during block scheduling; therefore, you must adjust your time accordingly.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS USING POETRY # 1
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS USING POETRY # 1

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Inference is a skill widely taught on all levels. Yet, the importance of this skill will be used in our lives and live for a lifespan. Students must practice this skill in order to become proficient. The poems enclosed are contained in my chap book entitled, “Sparkle.” This lesson has been designed to utilize eight of my self-written free verse poems. After each poem, I have included text dependent questions, which challenge the learner to think creatively about a logical response, which they can make through Inference. There are more than thirty questions in total. You may use my poetry as a Bell Ringer, Small Cohort activity , Literary Center activity or however you desire to use it. This package includes eight pages, which may be duplicated.
LITERARY CROSSWORD BOARD GAME
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LITERARY CROSSWORD BOARD GAME

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LITERARY CROSSWORD BOARD GAME I have created a Literary/Reading Board Game to serve as a review measure and to assist students with the thorough application of this terminology. This Crossword Board Game is similar to playing Scrabble. Here students will grasp the opportunity to stay engaged and focused by using this fun and creative medium of review. This game is appropriate for grades 4-12 and can be played with 2 - 4 players. Students will be given three cards to start and play one card at a time when their turn arrives. Each card has a literary or reading clue and the student must respond to the clue by selecting the correct term. He/she will state the answer and write it on the playing board. Points will be recorded by the scorer and the used card will be placed in the used pile. An addition card is selected from the deck upon the end of play or the player will return a card to the deck, if they are unable to use it. The next player will continue in the same fashion until the center time has concluded. The player with the highest score will win. The teacher should select the definitions students will use during center time based upon their grade level. I have included more than 100 definitions and 10 Game Boards for duplication. Using Stock Card weight paper is again suggested. It is also suggested that these literary/reading terms be printed and studied throughout the year before attempting to play this game. You may print words and post around the room or use as a Word Wall or Mobile activity.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS USING POETRY - #2
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS USING POETRY - #2

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Inference is a skill widely taught on all levels. Yet, the importance of this skill will be used in our lives and live for a lifespan. Students must practice this skill in order to become proficient. The enclosed poems are contained in my chap book entitled, “Sparkle.” This lesson has been designed to utilize five of my self-written free verse poems. After each poem, I have included text dependent questions, which challenge the learner to think creatively about a logical response, which they can make through Inference. There are more than twenty questions in total. You may use my poetry as a Bell Ringer, Small Cohort activity , Literary Center activity or however you desire to use it. This package includes 13 pages, which may be duplicated.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 10
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 10

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
IMAGERY LESSON using the 5Ws
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IMAGERY LESSON using the 5Ws

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This lesson has been entitled , The Five Ws of Imagery. It was designed to foster thoughts of creativity while writing a poem. It’s a beautiful thing when students can add some spice and flavor to their created works. Yet sometimes they need a slight push! I have worked with many students who freeze or receive a mental block, when asked to incorporate imagery into their text. So I wrote this lesson in four parts and implemented it a few years ago, when our school adhered to block scheduling. But it can surely be tailored to use for any timeframe desired. I used it for an 11th grade class, but it can be adapted to work with grades 4 – 12. Please follow the schedule of events for successful implementation of this lesson, and please let me know if this lesson works for you and your students
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 15
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 15

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 8
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 8

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 5
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 5

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 16
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 16

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 4
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS # 4

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TO THE TEACHER There are many ways to practice the skill of Inference. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains five cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 20 words. On each card, you will find sentences with an underlined vocabulary word. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with middle and high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. An answer sheet has been included for the teacher and the students. I have also included a class set of words with definitions for display.
INFERENCE TASK CARDS (GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS)
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INFERENCE TASK CARDS (GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS)

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I have always thought learning and studying Greek and Latin roots was helpful in decoding definitions of unknown words. This lesson has been designed to identify Inference via using Context Clues in sentence structures; thus, allowing the learner to practice two skills in unison. The selected vocabulary words reflect the correct use of Greek and Latin roots. Students will enjoy using these Inference Task Cards in Literary Centers, as Bell Ringers, in Cohort settings, or however you select to challenge them. The enclosed set contains 10 cards. Each card contains four vocabulary words for a total of 40 words. The student’s task is to select the correct definition from the definition bank that fits the meaning of the sentence correctly. These cards might be better suited when used with upper elementary to high school students. Cards can be enlarged and duplicated to meet your classroom needs. Answer sheet cards have been included for your convenience.
TASK CARD VOCABULARY BINGO GAME
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TASK CARD VOCABULARY BINGO GAME

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Students love to use “game play” as a form of review. This Task Card Vocabulary Bingo Game fits that description. This game functions in the same fashion as a traditional Bingo game with just a few exceptions. The game caller has been eliminated. In place of a caller, the teacher can determine which purple Smartboard clue cards they would desire to display on the screen. Cards clues will ask students for the definition, analogy, opposite meaning, fill in the blank, unscramble or word search response. Students are timed to determine their responses to the given clues when they are flashed on the Smartboard. The winner is determined in the same fashion as a regular Bingo game. More than 30 student Bingo cards are included. I suggest they are duplicated, laminated and placed on colored stock card paper for continued use. There are more than 100 vocabulary words that can be used with students in grades 6 - 10. Words can also be duplicated and displayed in the classroom for perusal and viewing on a daily basis. Please consider purchasing Bingo markers of your choice from you local dollar store. Thank you for you purchase!
FREE VERSE POETRY
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FREE VERSE POETRY

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FREE VERSE POETRY Constructing Imagery can be an arduous task for the novice writer. We as teachers provide a directive and ask students to include this device within their text. Although we find it an easy task to comprehend and execute, others do not. So how can we assist the struggling writer to meet our expectations and complete this assignment with ease? One of my solutions is to have students create their own imagery by interacting with their environment. The following is a suggested lesson that will ease the tension of the reluctant writer. This task is most appropriate for grades 4 – 12. Here are the directives that you can follow for success!