126 Task Cards on Getting to Know Each Other

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Great Back to School Activity or for the Substitute Teacher!

The Carten Task Cards are just what you need throughout the entire school year and when starting the school year or a new semester, giving you so much discussion topics, great for your "back to school" time to help you get to know your students with more than 126 task cards that are divided into 5 categories, and they are also very useful during the entire school year! What a deal!

Find more than 126 Task Cards ready to print and ready to use for all content areas and that are divided into 5 categories that are shown in blue in the thumbnail:

1) Personal Information (30): Example: What are your three favorite desserts?

2) School (32): Example: Which subject makes you think of your future? Why?

3) Goals (14): Example: What do you want to be 10 years from now?

4) Scenarios (28): Example: Your teacher gives you a project and you are told to work with someone you do not like. What do you do?

5) Bullying (22): Examples: You hear a student saying to another student that he/she is a looser or is stupid. Is this bullying? Explain your answer.

6) 2 Handouts

You can easily use these Task Cards for all classes in various ways throughout the year, as well as at the beginning of the school year:

- Warm up question(s) – Start your class by asking your students to discuss about one of the cards that a student picked up (or you). Discussions could be done right away or you could ask your student to write their answers on the handout that comes with the cards.

- Pair groups – Give each student some cards, so they can discuss what is presented in the cards. Ask them to write the question and the answer. Once the time is up, let tell the class.

- During Testing – When testing is happening, some schools have to keep their students who are not testing and this can be for hours, but they also ask teachers to keep their students quiet. Give some Task Cards from each category to all students. Ask them to create a PowerPoint or a creative document made by hand with questions and answers from the Task Cards. Once testing is over, students can present their work to the class.

- Weekly Task Cards Time – Once a week, do the Pair Groups scenario proposed above or do it as a class.

- ESL/ELL Students - What a wonderful way to get them to read what's in the card given, understand, then give an answer. If working in a group, the other students can help with the pronunciation so he/she feels good when saying it to the class.

- Foreign Language Students - Let your students read the card given in English, then have them answer in the language they are learning (at God's will, French Task cards should also be available soon).


Andree Carten, Carten Educational Resources

You might also like:

- Back to School Packet Worksheets

- Free one page Weekly Warm-Ups

- Weekly Warm Ups (Bell Ringers) Made Daily

- Video / DVD Time - Keeping your Students Focused!

- My School and Home Chart - Helping to improve Behavior

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