These dual-purpose Common Core ELA task cards allow students to practice two different ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature. One standard is specific to grade 4, while the other standard is part of the CC ELA Atandards for Grades 3, 4, and 5.
• Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are written, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. (RL.4.6)
• Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text. (RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4)
Included in this set:
• 2 graphic reference sheets, sized for student journals
• 24 task cards
• 2 task card answer sheets (with keys)
• 2 two-page activity sheets (with keys)
The printables consist of two journal-sized reference sheets and two different two-page worksheets that can be used to evaluate student understanding of narrative point-of-view and using context clues. The first reference sheet defines the term “point-of-view” and then gives a description of first person narration and third person narration. The second reference sheet describes different strategies for using context to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word. I sized these sheet so that they would be easy for my students to glue them in their reading journal. They proved to be a regular reference throughout the year, useful not only when the students worked on the cards in this set, but whenever we talked about narrative point-of-view and context clues.
The 24 task cards feature short passages, one paragraph in length. Each passage is written in either the first- or third-person point-of-view and contains a word or phrase that is bolded. The passages are written with two purposes, and there are two recording sheets, each for a different standard. One recording sheet related to narrative point-of-view; when students read the cards, they have to determine the narrative point-of-view and circle the phrase on the answer sheet that describes the passage on the card. The other recording sheet relates to context clues; when using this answer sheet, students read the passages on the card, use context to identify the meaning of the bolded word or phrase, and then record the meaning on the answer sheet. In this way, students are able to use the same 24 cards for two different purposes, with the cards serving double duty.
The provided worksheets can be used to evaluate student understanding of narrative point-of-view and using context clues. One activity sheet relates to narrative point-of-view, while the other relates to using context to determine a word’s meaning. You can use these activity pages in a variety of ways – as a follow-up to the task cards, as homework, as center assignments, as paired or guided practice, or any other purpose that fits your teaching style or classroom routines.
For more ELA resources, check out these other products I have available:
Common Core ELA Task Cards & Printables Set – Non-Fiction Text Structure
Hoppy Homophones – Their, There, and They're task card and printables set
Grammar Galore PPT + Printables bundle – using articles & homonyms
I hope these materials prove useful!