These unique task cards take literacy center and small group instruction to a whole new level. The task cards give students practice with closely reading text. Students use dry erase markers to highlight relevant text information directly on the task cards. A special answer key is included that shows the key details that students should highlight within the text for every task card. It contains written annotations to explain why each key detail is important. Plus, there is a full written response for every close reading task card question.
It contains 16 half-page task cards plus a fully annotated answer key.
The special answer key not only serves as a model of how students should interpret text and answer questions, it also enables teachers to quickly monitor how well their students can closely read text and identify details to support their ideas. This is the ultimate literacy center and small group resource that not only gives students practice, but it also helps students become better readers.
This resource helps students:
-Analyze character traits, motives, and interactions
-Evaluate how details contribute to the plot of a story
-Interpret figurative language and understand how and why authors use specific words to add to a text's meaning
-Determine the theme of a passage
-Fully defend their answers with text support
-Write written responses
This is an ideal resource for Common Core and state assessment preparation. It gets straight to the objective of all assessments and reading instruction which is to truly comprehend what is read and support answers with text details.
Aligns to Common Core Standards RL.1, RL.2, RL.3. RL.4, and RL.5.
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