Review and grow your students' understanding of informational text standards with this appealing set of 36 language task cards. This resource addresses most common core second grade informational text standards (see below). Engaging pictures on each task card in this set keep learners attention to the task at hand.
An informational text game board is also included to make the task cards more fun at a center, and for a partner activity.
NOTE ABOUT INFORMATIONAL TEXT- Informational text is now given over 50% of reading time and focus in class, as required by the Common Core Standards. This is because reading informational text is more difficult for students, and it requires more practice. As adults, it will also be the primary type of reading they will do. This makes informational text reading skills essential. Due to these requirements, the text on these particular task cards is a bit longer than on other task cards in this series. They still fall within the reading level of 2.0 to 2.9, (as determined by Okapi Readability), but will be more difficult for students. It is recommended that teachers start out using 12 task cards at a time to reduce the amount of reading text students must accomplish. More can be added as skills are acquired.
A PowePoint of this resource is also available at: 2nd Grade Informational Text PowerPoint
Task cards can be used in many different ways:
1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any
order, they are easy to share.
2. In pairs or small groups
3. Whole class
a. Quick review before going home, or to specials
b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white
c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so
test phobic students are more relaxed.
5. Independent work at seats
6. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students
This set includes:
Table of Contents
36 Task Cards
Task Card Cover Sheet
Information Magic Game Board
Information Magic Cards
Standards addressed in this resource:
Comments about this resource include:
Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource! The cards are perfect and I have found many different uses for them. Thank you again!
I love these task cards. My students enjoyed working with them. These were definitely helpful!
Awesome task cards with terrific short articles that include very motivating and interesting topics for my students.
Great task cards. Interesting without being overwhelming. Thanks.
Do you need this resource in a PowerPoint? If so see
2nd Grade Informational Text PowerPoint
Are you interested in other resources in this task card series? see:
2nd Grade Literature Task Cards and Game
2nd Grade Language Task Cards and Game
Or save by purchasing the three resource bundle at:
2nd Grade Language Arts Task Card Bundle
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About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
2nd Grade Informational Text Task Cards and Game by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.