One of my favorite ways to use task cards is by playing a competition style of SCOOT! SCOOT is fun and easy. The kids love getting up and moving around the room.
You will get a set of numbered task cards. One per student in your class or more. SCOOT is a fast paced game. Students will need a recording sheet to keep track of their answers (included). Be sure to print the Recording Sheet double sided for questions 1-30.
Remind students that this is a friendly competition.
This 30 question SCOOT game includes fill in the bank, short answer, multiple choice questions and scenarios about citizenship, civic duties and naturalization.
Place one task card on each desk in numerical order. Make sure students know where the first and the last card are. After every 30 second or 1 minute interval say “SCOOT”. Students then move to a new location with a new task card. You can ring a bell, set a timer or create some sort of signal to signify moving from one card to the next.
Students complete the card on their desk and write their answer in the correct question number on their recording sheet.
When the teacher says “SCOOT” students leave the card at their desk and take their recording sheet with them to next seat.
You be the judge of your students. Sometimes I do this activity with 30 second SCOOTS.
The game is played SILENT!!
Of course you can change the rules! You could have students work with a partner. You can create the order in which they see the task cards or you could let them do it randomly. I personally like to hang the cards around the room and have them do a gallery-walk type of competition.
No, you do not have to set a timer. Sometimes SCOOT works best when they can work at their own pace. You know what’s best for your classroom.
When they have answered every question , go over the correct answers. Who ever gets the most correct could win a prize. (that’s up to you)
Have fun with it
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