Review and grow your students' understanding of informational text with this appealing set of 36 task cards that cover 8 of the 10 informational text common core standards.
Use of this resource will reinforce 8 out of 10 common core ELA-Informational Text RI.3 standards. Standard ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9 does not lend itself to this type of format. The second, RI.3.6 states that student will be able to distinguish their own point of view from that of the author. This is addressed partially. On these task cards, students are asked to determine the point of view of the author. This is a prerequisite to being able to discuss their own point of view, as opposed to that of the author. This resource addresses ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10 as it is part of a continuum leading to reading independently and proficiently.
This resource also includes a game board and game cards to make the task cards more useful for centers, stations, or partner games.
This resource includes:
Table of Contents
Task Card Cover Page
36 Task Cards
Student Answer Page
Common Core standards addressed:
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
Comments about this resource include:
This is perfect to use as independent or group work while I work with small group instruction!
Great resource to get students used to informational text in small doses. Love it
Used these during test-prep when reviewing each objective. Students enjoyed the quick practice and discussion. Thanks!
Love this activity! Fun way to work with a partner while practicing test taking strategies!
If you are interested in the coordinated PowerPoint that goes with this task card resource see:
3rd Grade Informational Text PowerPoint
If you are interested in other task cards in this series see:
3rd Grade Literature Task Cards
3rd Grade Language Task Cards
Save money by buying the 3rd Grade Task Card Bundle with all three resources included!
3rd Grade Common Core Reading Task Cards Bundle
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.
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3rd Grade Informational Text Task Cards by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License