These 21 task cards help students practice the skill and art of writing paragraphs. Here is the breakdown of the 21 cards:
1- 10 complete the paragraph cards. Students must complete the missing sentence. A multiple choice answer sheet is provided or have students come up with their own sentences for a challenge.
2- 5 cards with scrambled paragraphs from book excerpts. Students must figure out the best order for the paragraph. An answer sheet is provided.
3- Two cards which ask students to read a short paragraph and say if there's a sentence that goes off topic. They must explain their thinking. Answer sheet is provided.
4- Two cards which ask students to underline the topic sentence, circle a detail, and star the concluding sentence. Answer sheet is provided.
5- Two cards which have students writing their own paragraphs about a topic. An answer sheet is not provided for this.
I split the answer sheets into sections as noted above to give you ultimate flexibility. Teacher answer keys are provided, as well as a short paragraph help sheet for student reference.
**These task cards can be used as "I'm done" work, in guided reading, in literacy stations, as assessment, or as targeted intervention for English language learners.**
An idea is to have a task card corner in your room and add these to a collection of other cards. They can be laminated and used over and over again.