Author's Argument Task Cards - Identify the Authors Claim
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Give your students the essential and interactive practice they need when identifying the author’s claim using these sports-themed task cards! Students will enjoy getting up and moving around the room, reading various sports blurbs, and determining the author’s argument. You’ll revel in seeing them build confidence & familiarity with the skill before jumping into more difficult content!
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In order for students to evaluate an author’s point of view and assess the validity of an argument, they need first to be able to identify the author’s main claim.
This set of 20 task cards will give your students beneficial practice in doing just that!
► What’s Included:
- 20 Task Cards
- Printable Version
- Digital Google Forms Version
► Ways to Use These Task Cards:
- Whole Class: Hang the cards around the room or place them on desks. Allow your whole group to move about the room and answer each card.
- Small Group: Use as a station activity. Put all cards on a binder ring and have students rotate to the station and complete the cards.
- Add to your choice board.
- Assign the task as a digital activity.
You can use these task cards to introduce your argumentative unit & review what they’ve previously learned, or you can use them after launching your unit as a quick independent practice activity!
Task cards are versatile and can be used whole group, in station rotations, or as an option on a choice board.
✎ Boom Card Alternatives: These task cards are also offered as a Boom Deck on Boom Learning. You can access the listing here if you’d rather purchase the Boom Deck.
Both digital and printable versions are included, so you can provide a kinesthetic experience for your students or post it on your learning management system for virtual, no prep, or out-of-class learners!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Language Arts Connection said, “Students enjoy these task cards because the text is about sports. Thank you for creating this awesome resource.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kelly said, “Great Resource! My students loved this as a review.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy said, “Good overview and review of the elements of argumentative writing. Visually appealing and student-friendly. Thanks!”
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