Get three resources in this complete kit! It's everything you need to teach author's purpose! It includes 36 task cards with answer sheets and key, a 36 slide PowerPoint (same as the task cards) and a 10 slide teaching PowerPoint to kick off your unit. Fun pictures on each slide and task card help keep students involved in the task at hand.
Because both task cards and a matching PowerPoint are included, teachers can use part of the task cards at a center, while using part of the PowerPoint as an assessment. The teaching PowerPoint makes presentation of the concept easy and simple. It first presents the three purposes of writing, then gives students six slides to practice the skill.
Contents of this resource include:
36 task cards
36 slide PowerPoint presentation (same as task card questions)
10 slide teaching PowerPoint
Task Cards can be used for:
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
4. Quick review before going home, or to specials
5. Teacher reads the question, students write answers on a white board
6. Use as an assessment. Task cards don't feel like a test, so test phobic students are more relaxed
8. Independent work at seats
9. Early finishers
10. Send home for homework as a reinforcement for students needing remediation
Print on card stock for added durability.
PowerPoints can be used for:
A Teaching Tool: Go over each question as a group discussing each answer option. Focus on teaching students how to eliminate answers that have no possibility of being true.
For Review: Divide your class into two teams, Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together to decide on the answer.
For Evaluation: Write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
PLEASE NOTE: The PowerPoints are NOT editable. This is done to protect the artwork copyrights. They open immediately in PowerPoint Show to make them easy and quick to use.
For other language arts resources see:
Inference Task Card Strips
Main Idea or Theme Task Card Strips
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