Word choice can be tricky for kids, but it's imperative that they learn how to use clues in the text to figure out what words and phrases mean. Make that practice fun with this set of task cards filled with fun cartoons and compelling text. To change-up the task card experience, this is the third in my series of language arts skills that I have done in strips. It's a small change meant to engage students who have used one shape of task cards for some time.
This resource addresses the following Common Core Standards in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades:
Task cards can be used in many different ways:
1. Centers and/or stations…since task cards can be done in any
order, they are easy to share.
2. In pairs or small groups
3. Whole class
a. Quick review before going home, or to specials
b. Teacher reads question, students write answers on white
c. Use as an assessment. Task cards don’t feel like a test, so
test phobic students are more relaxed.
4. Independent work at seats
5. Send home for homework as reinforcement for students
This resource includes:
Table of Contents
36 Task Card Strips
Students answer sheets
To see the PowerPoint that comes from this resource, click on:
Context Clues and Word Meaning PowerPoint
For another resources in this series see:
Inference Task Card Strips
Main Idea or Theme Task Card Strips
About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
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