Chronological Order - Text Structure Task Cards - Print and Easel Versions

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Classroom in the Middle
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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With these Chronological Order Task Cards, students learn to really understand the text structure of chronological order. The cards include a variety of activities for plenty of practice on this essential reading comprehension skill.

With these task cards, students practice identifying this text structure, organizing events from a passage in chronological order, and spotting key terms. The activities on the cards include:

•Listing events in chronological order

•Organizing events in order

•Completing graphic organizers

•Answering questions

•Using key terms

•Writing examples

This 30 card set is designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Task cards are great for whole class games or activities like centers, stations, or partner work. Individual cards can also be selected for review work as needed. With thirty cards including a variety of activities, they should work well with kids at a range of ability and skill levels. Included with this set is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

The Easel Activity is a digital version that is ready to use with one card per slide. It is ready for student use with answer boxes and directions already in place.

For the Google Slides version, see Chronological Order Task Cards and Google Slides.

These task cards support the Common Core standards for reading informational text, identifying text structures, using text-based evidence, and reading proficiently with understanding.

This set of task cards have content and graphics designed for middle school and upper elementary students.

For more reading task cards, including sets for each story element, see: Task Cards.

This set of task cards is also available packaged with a Chronological Order Slide Presentation.

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Total Pages
54 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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