Dystopian texts are a whole other world (literally, and figuratively). It is an especially difficult concepts for those with special needs, those who struggle with abstract ideas and those who may not be as quick to analyze and synthesize. With this being the case, texts like Ayn Rand's Anthem, albeit short, create obstacles that may not occur with other genres of text.
My solution? Task cards, broken down by chapter! How do I make it even better? I differentiate them! With one version open-ended and the other multiple choice, my Anthem task cards create opportunities for higher-level thinking in small, chunked sizes. In total, there are 12 task cards for this chapter. Not only are the task cards differentiated, there are also three (3) differentiated recording sheet styles, per your preference and students' needs.
This activity is is considered a "low prep" product. Simply print, cut and, voila, you're prepped! Laminating task cards will ensure ease of reuse with regards to saving paper and ink in the future. Printing on cardstock will also increase task card longevity. A way to incorporate this tool digitally might be to use paper task cards and a digital recording sheet. Should you have any questions please email me at SpEdderTogether@gmail.com
Check out my Chapter 1 Task Cards!
• Open-ended task cards
• Multiple choice task cards
• Recording sheet (three versions)
• Answer Key
Fonts and graphics from:
• Kimberly Geswein Fonts
• Creative Clips
• Hidesy's Clipart
• Lovin' Lit
• Write Lovely