These Task cards are to support students in writing in complete sentences and recognizing and revising incomplete sentence structure such as fragments and run-ons. The Task Cards can be used for a variety of purposes. Check out teaching ideas for each set below!
APPEARANCE: Each card set is black and white and uses an easy to read and bold font (a licensed Kimberly Geiswin Font). For durability: print on cardstock and laminate! For students with visual impairments you could blow up the cards for larger text. If you want to use all three sets of cards in your classroom at once, you could print each set on a different colored paper or cardstock.
RIGOR: The rigor in each task card set allows for a variety of depth of knowledge concepts. The students apply a lower depth of knowledge level when identifying and comparing errors. The students apply a higher depth of knowledge level when justifying answers or creating their own revisions.
TASK CARD VERSIONS: There are three task card uses. Here is a quick description of each to get ideas on how these might work in your classroom!
1. PARTNER VERSION/VERBAL: This set of cards could be used in a center or in partner groups for skill practice. You could also use them in a guided center with the teacher as the facilitator.
2. PARTNER VERSION/WRITTEN: This set of cards might be used when you want to ensure that students are staying on task or if you are using it as a formative assessment- simply use the independent version of the cards in pairs.
3. INDEPENDENT VERSION/WRITTEN: This set of cards might serve as a summative assessment of this skill/standard. It could also be used for intentional skill practice with students who are having difficulty writing in completing sentences.