This set includes 20 task cards covering TEKS 4.20A and 4.20B. The questions are patterned off of released STAAR tests from 2017 and back. The task cards contain standalone sentences rather than full passages to refer back to. Students find the correct answer, and then within the correct answer, use the red letter to decode a secret encouraging message. Also included are an alternate task card cover page and answer key for if you would rather use this as regular task cards.
* 2 cover pages
* 20 task cards
* Encrypted message recording sheet with student instructions
* Teacher instructions
* Answer key & student recording sheet for normal task card usage
* Answer key for encrypted message
My kids really enjoyed using this during our STAAR prep Writing Boot Camp this year. I printed physical copies with 2 pages to a sheet of paper, and I also uploaded the digital copy (using only the pages with the cover and the questions) to Google Classroom. (To do this, print to PDF the pages you want.) I gave my students some time to work on their own and then allowed them to partner up. When they were done with all the cards, I let them know which letters in their encrypted message were incorrect and sent them to make corrections. I enjoyed this because it is easier to check for a message being decoded correctly than looking through an answer key.
I have adapted this version for sale to be more generic for use in any school by taking out specific teacher and school names.