These inquiry-based task cards will get your students engaged in creative writing, cooperative learning, close reading, analysis, and critical thinking--all about love.
You’ll love the common core aligned activities because your students will be working to strengthen their skills. Your students will love the tasks because they’re fun and appealing—and they’ll think they’re taking a break from “real work!”
All focusing on the question of “What is Love,” the 14 different stations included will get your students excited about learning when they examine diverse sources. From a TedTalk to ancient Greek philosophers, from a column from The New York Times to writing from 12th-century France, this resource will take your students far and wide.
When your students complete these tasks they will
—have a deeper understanding of love in all of its shapes and forms
—understand the importance of metaphor to shaping the way that we define the world
—get excited about contemporary sources
—strengthen their close reading skills
—engage in discussions with their classmates about important questions
—try out some new ideas for creative writing
—move around the classroom and participate in dynamic, innovative activities
—realize that critical thinking is fun!
Included in this resource:
—task cards for 14 activities with a clean, simple design that will appeal to teenagers
—QR codes for required sources so that students can access the material with their own devices
—a convenient reference chart for teachers with information about difficulty level, desired outcome, set-up, kinds of tasks, and common core standards for each set of task cards
—a task card recording sheet for teachers and students to track their progress
—quick questions for you to spot check students’ understanding after each task
—a rubric to grade the spot check questions
—a prompt for an argument essay
—a graphic organizer for students to brainstorm their essays
—enough activities to keep students thinking, active, and engaged for three or more packed class periods
Get your students to think critically about love in all of its many forms.