The Positive Engagement Project have assembled a set of common standards Concept Learning Bricks in English Language Arts for the upper elementary grades (3 – 5). Concept Learning Bricks are intended to introduce and lay the foundation for major English Language Arts standards and academic vocabulary for our students. Each Concept Learning Brick is organized with a question, answer, physical gesture movement, concept examples, and picture to represent the academic term. The image on the card, associated memory gesture, and vocabulary definition allow students to see, hear, say, and do so much more with these crucial terms in a way that is fun and engaging.
The Learning Wall Packet has been divided into multiple sections to make it easier to download.....if we kept it as one document, it would be nearly 300 pages. The first section is the introduction and explains The Learning Wall and Concept Learning Bricks and how to use them in your classroom. The additional sections contain a grouped set of academic terms in alphabetical order of the Concept Learning Brick backs and fronts.
Introduction and Explanation (Grades 3 - 5)
This is an introduction and explanation to our Learning Wall and Concept Learning Bricks. We encourage you to set up Learning Walls and incorporate them into your classroom daily (we have listed a number of possible ways to play with the Concept Learning Bricks with your students in this packet).
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks A - B
This download contains 17 Concept Learning Bricks from the A and B sections. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: adjective, adverb, almanac, alliteration, antonyms, apostrophe, appendix, appositive, atlas, author, author's purpose, autobiography, base word, bibliography, biography, body of a letter.
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks C - D
This download contains 25 Concept Learning Bricks from the C and D sections. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: capitalized words, cause and effect, characters, chapter heading, chronological order, closing of a letter, colon, comma in a series, comparative adjective, comparison, complex sentence, compound sentence, compound word, conclusion, conflict, conjunction, contraction, contrast, date of a letter, declarative, dependent clause, derivation, descriptive, dictionary, drama.
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks E - H
This download contains 23 Concept Learning Bricks from the E through H sections. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: encyclopedia, exclamatory, expression, fable, fact, fairy tale, fantasy, fiction, figurative language, first word of a sentence, five parts of a letter, folktale, foreshadowing, future tense, genre, geographical name rule, glossary, greeting of a letter, holiday name rule, homographs, homonyms, homophones, hyperbole.
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks I - O
This download contains 21 Concept Learning Bricks from the I through O sections. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: idiom, illustrator, imagery, imperative, independent clause, index, inference, interrogative, lay – lie, legend, literal meaning, metaphor, month rule, myth, names of people rule, narrator, non-fiction, noun, onomatopoeia, and opinion.
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks P
This download contains 25 Concept Learning Bricks from the P section. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: paragraph, participle, passage, past tense, personification, phrase, plot, plural noun, plural possessive noun poetry, possessive noun, predicate, prediction, prefix, prefix bi-, prefix mis-, prefix pre-, prefix re-, prefix un-, preposition, prepositional phrase, present tense, pronoun, propaganda, and proper noun.
(Grades 3 -5 ELA) Concept Learning Bricks Q - Z
This download contains 27 Concept Learning Bricks from the Q through Z sections. The following Concept Learning Bricks are in this packet: quotation marks, raise/rise, reference books, resolution, riddle, rise/raise, set/sit, signature, simile, simple sentence, sit/set, stanza, subject, suffix, summarize, superlative adjective, syllabication, symbolism, synonyms, table of contents, tall tale, their, there, thesaurus, they're, topic sentence, and verb.
Concept Learning Bricks - OOPS - Ones Omitted by PEP Staff!
What can we say, we left out a few concepts in our English Language Arts Concept Learning Bricks. This OOPS version contains 15 concepts that you will not find in the other Concept Learning Bricks. Concepts included: city, state comma rule, date comma rule, generalizations, guide words, helping verb, historical fiction, indent, letter, main verb, sentence, setting, vowels, word, your, you're