It has been a great way to re-energize the way I approach ELA and Math and review (and maybe recognize for the first time!) the *vast* amount of terms and concepts that are required for our students to know.
A few months ago, I made 3rd Grade CCSS-Aligned Math Vocabulary Cards and I loved seeing my kids use them in Math Centers throughout the year.
These terms are defined by a simple illustration and I introduce them to our Math Centers (to use with Word Worth, Letter Tile, or Place Value Spelling) after we've learned them as a group. It has been great to see kids remember what "trapezoid" is long after our geometry unit has passed, simply by having used these cards in several settings. This list is currently at over 100 terms, but I have a feeling that list will continue to grow as we grow more and more familiar with the standards :)
After reviewing the new 3rd Grade CCSS ELA Standards, I wanted to do the same for reading, writing, and language skills.....
Each of these cards are approximately 2 1/4" by 5", so they are easy to laminate and throw on a binder ring (like I've shown), or you can also make a word wall for your classroom.
For me, as a third grade teacher, it seems a bit easier to make a vocabulary-style word wall since these words will be extremely helpful throughout the year for students of all levels. These are small enough to take up not much wall space, but clear enough that the graphic can cue your kids to the meanings.
If you're interested in making these cards into a word wall, I have a freebie on Google Docs you might be interested in:
If you're interested in these cards, you can find them in my TpT Store and TN Store by clicking the links below each picture.
I hope this helps you as you become more comfortable with Common Core ELA & Math! Thanks for stopping by!