These 7 common core aligned
sets of literacy task cards will make perfect back-to-school tools for centers in younger elementary classrooms as well as for work systems and instruction in special education classrooms. They include task cards for fall vocabulary as well as general vocabulary to match to beginning letters. They are great for structured or independent work systems for students with autism and related disabilities as well. They focus on basic matching and sequencing skills for letters with capitals, lower case, and pictures of items to match to beginning sounds. The use of task cards allows you to differentiate instruction easily by selecting the set or the individual cards they need.
This product is available as part of a larger bundle including a kit for setting up structured work systems for children with autism and special needs. If you are in need of schedule visuals and materials for the work system itself, please check out: Structured Work System Starter Bundle Autism Basic Skills Kit and Tasks
If you already have a structured work system setup, you can purchase the bundle of tasks in the Autism Basic Skills Matching Tasks Bundle by clicking this link.
This set includes 148 multiple-choice task cards matching letters to letters and matching beginning letters to pictures. They are differentiated by level of difficulty as described below. In addition, there are 26 letter cards with 26 pictures to make a matching task or game to match letters to letters or match letters to items. There are also cards with 18 additional pictures of seasonal vocabulary. Download the preview to see the types of cards included.
With the multiple choice cards (with 2 or 3 choices) students can use dry-erase markers to circle the answer and are not required to write the answers. Students who are unable to circle could dab the answers with a marker or use a clothespin or paperclip to mark the answer.
The following are some methods for using them in a classroom:
As a group you can put them on a document camera and have the students use dry erase boards (or laminated sheet of paper) to select their answers, write them down and show them as response cards. The teacher can then check the work of all the students to see who has the right answer and who does not.
You can choose the task cards you want the students to complete based on their level of difficulty and give them a set to complete during small group or independent work.
You can include them in a student’s structured work system and can mix them up across the sessions so the students are always completing a different set of cards.
You could set up a matching or memory game with 2 copies of the capital lettes in the green apples or with those letters and the cards with pictures.
Students could match the large letter cards with the picture cards using a paper clip or with Velcro.
These task cards meet the following Common Core Standard:
CCSS ELA-Literacy RF.K.1d
Recognize and and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet
They also will meet the following Alabama Extended Standards:
R. ES K.3 Identify letters.
R. ES 1.1 Match initial letter sounds in one-syllable words.
For more ideas for working with students with autism, check out my blog at Autism Classroom News
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Autism Matching Task Cards: Fall Letters by Christine Reeve is copyrighted for single classroom use only. This product may not be resold and can be copied for personal use within a classroom only. If extra copies are needed throughout a school district, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for prices. © Christine Reeve 2013