This 98-page bundle includes task cards for the released AP Literature Open Response Test Questions from 2016 through 1986, including some Form B prompts. While these cards were intentionally designed to be visually appealing to students, a color-conscious black and white version of each card is also included.
Why use task cards?
Instead of making a pile of handouts for each student, task cards make the task easier and more approachable because the students only see one task at a time. Each student will need his or her own answer sheet, but you only need one set of task cards per class, station, or group, depending on how you choose to set up the activity.
How do I use these task cards?
Using Whole Class: Each student gets his or her own card, completing the task within the given amount of time. While I start with 8 minutes per card at the start of the year, I only allow 5 minutes per card as we move nearer to the AP exam. To help with the transitions, student seats are arranged in a circle.
Using Small Groups/Teams: Each group gets an assigned number of cards, completing the task within the given amount of time. While I start with 8 minutes per card at the start of the year, I only allow 5 minutes per card as we move nearer to the AP exam. Students sit in the small group and must them present their learning to the class.
Partners: Students are given a set number of cards to master. Upon completion of the card set, students verify possible answers through discussion with the teacher or a peer group. Students then pair up and use the First Turn, Last Turn grouping structure to discuss the responses.
Answer documents, printing directions, and extension ideas are included in the full bundle!