Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature! These tasks cards allow students to deeply analyze any fiction reading material through 11 topics of critical thinking: Big Ideas, Rules, Trends, Patterns, Language of the Discipline, Ethics, Relationships Over Time, Details, Unanswered Questions, Across Disciplines, and Multiple Perspectives. You will appreciate the versatility of these task cards; they can be used with almost any text (novels, picture books, anthology stories, etc.). This resource is applicable to many grade levels (4-10+) and can be easily adapted for the learners you work with.
Included in this resource:
•Eight color task cards for each of the eleven topics of critical thinking (88 unique task cards total)
•Eight black-and-white task cards for each of eleven topics of critical thinking (88 unique task cards total)
•A graphic organizer for students to record their responses
•A student recording sheet, where students can track which cards they have already completed
•Tips and suggestions on how to use these task cards in your class.
Two versions--with and without icons--are now included!!
This resource was created based on the Depth and Complexity framework, which was developed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement: 1996
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