Critical and Differentiated Thinking Task Cards: Earth Day Volunteering
Critical and differentiated thinking Earth Day task cards are great for differentiation, morning work, literacy centers, math centers, early finishers and fast finishers.
Students will use character cards as manipulative tools (when needed) to think critically and solve logic problems. Cards will be moved around for each of 10 tasks as solutions are generated. Cards are NOT needed for all tasks. Optional "center sign" is included as well as answer document and key.
These cards are designed to be used with:
* gifted and talented 1st and 2nd grade student
* high performing KG student
* average 3rd grade student
* 4th grade student needing remediation
Please read sample problems below to see if they are appropriate for your students.
** Example of More Challenging Problem **
Gardening Grace was very excited to help plant a garden at her school!
Which vegetable did each student plant?
* Gardening Grace did not plant radishes but preferred
a leafy green
* Sunny Sarah finished her plantings last because
she was helping
the boy who planted corn.
* Conservation Cory planted tomatoes.
** Example of Less Challenging Problem **
Some of the students decided to meet at the library around
noon to conduct their research. Use the clues to determine
the order in which each student arrived.
* Gardening Grace arrived last while Conservation Cory
immediately before her.
* Worldly Whitney awoke early and arrived at exactly
* Melody Meadow arrived by bike.
Suggestions for Use
~ laminated character cards are placed under document camera &
manipulated by teacher.
~ Answers can be oral or written on answer page.
Center / Station
~ laminated task & character cards are manipulated by small
groups of students to solve problems.
~ Answers are written on student answer page.
~ Optional center sign included (page 3).
~ laminated task & character cards are placed in a
central location and used by “fast finishers”.