Early Finishers Task Cards for English Language Arts Fast Finishers

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Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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28 (150 cards)
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This is a great resource for early finishers. I had my students respond to the prompts in a Flipgrid! Thanks for the resource!
My students love to use these! Whenever they finish an assignment early, they utilize these task cards.
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  1. Save money with this discounted writing prompt bundle! Includes five sets of cards (digital or print) for a total of 764 different prompts! There are so many ways to use these cards!• As journal prompts • At a writing center• As discussion prompts in small groups or with the whole class• As extra
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  2. This Bundle includes 2 products: Original "Thinkables" and "Thinkables: ELA." You can check out each of the resources in more detail! Save 30% with this amazing bundle!Product #1: ORIGINAL "THINKABLES"Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards (print or digital) has a different creative and/or critical thi
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Each of these 150 "Thinkable" cards (print or digital) has a different higher level thinking activity. Each one relates to some aspect of English Language Arts - literature, grammar, or vocabulary. Your students are sure to love these cards!


  • 150 Task Cards (Color)
  • 150 Task Cards (Black & White)
  • 4 Create Your Own Task Card Templates (Color)
  • 4 Create Your Own Task Card Templates (Black & White)
  • Card Check Off Sheet
  • Student Recording Sheet
  • 25 Randomized Tic-Tac-Toe Boards with Thinkable cards


  • 150 Digital Task Cards that you can move into piles of favorite cards, save for later, and completed stack.
  • Digital Journal Slides for students to copy and paste their current task card and a text box to type their response.

Thinkables can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. One possibility is to create a center with the Thinkable cards and materials for completing the activities. Students can use the included Recording Chart to keep track of which cards they have completed. Simply circle, stamp, or use a sticker to cover the number of the card that has been completed. Students do not need to complete the cards in order and can work throughout the year whenever they have extra time.

You can also use Thinkables with the Tic-Tac-Toe boards included. There are 25 different randomized question boards. You can choose 1 board and print it for each of your students, changing out the board every week or so, or you could give each student their own version. Alternatively, you could print and laminate the boards to allow them to be used over and over.

Another option is to create a Thinkables journal for students to use for their work. Display one card on the document camera for all students to complete. You may also want to allow time for students to share their answers. Journals could also be used independently.

This product is also available in a money-saving Writing Prompts Task Card Bundle

You can find a more general set of Thinkables here.

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Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

Total Pages
28 (150 cards)
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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