Executive Functioning Task Cards

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Executive Functioning Task Cards are a set of 160 task cards that focus on all areas of executive functioning skills: planning, time management, working memory, self control, flexibility, organization, task initiation, metacognition, attention, and perseverance. A page explaining each skill is also included.

The task cards are aimed to help students at higher elementary, middle, and high school who need help with their executive functioning skills. Many times, these students are very bright but perform poorly in school because they are lacking these skills. Learning these skills can benefit of number of students also requiring special education services, such as students with ADHD, learning disabilities, and more.

The cards can be helpful for a range of professionals, including regular education teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, 504 coordinators, tutors, school psychologists, and mentors. These materials can also be used during advisory for middle and high school students.

How to Use
The task cards in this set can be used as part of a whole class curriculum or small group / individual instruction, based on your students’ needs. Several ideas are listed below:

- Set up class centers for each executive functioning skill. Allow small groups to walk around and work at the center until time is up. Then, they can move on to the next executive functioning center.
- Use a card each morning as part of a guided class or small group discussion. This can also be part of a morning meeting.
- Group students up to discuss the task cards. Each group can focus on one particular executive functioning skill. Have the group then share out what they learned about the skill.
- Allow students to pick a card and random and discuss in a small group. Let the students run the group discussion.
- Have students independently read a card and respond in their journal before talking with a partner or group about it.

Why Teach Executive Functioning Skills?
Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through will all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills.

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