Do your students need a new twist to task cards? In this activity, I had my students go through a set of task cards, solve each problem, and then check their answer against an answer sheet created by Speedy Sparrow. The problem is, as the name suggests, our sparrow friend rushed through his work and has solved many problems incorrectly. The kids loved correcting the sparrow's mistakes.
This activity can be used with any set of task cards at any grade level. I do believe, however, that it is best suited to 3rd grade and above unless you are ready to invest in a lot of training time. Not sure how high school would like it since I don't work with that age group. If you do, let me know if it's something they like! :)
To Use: Download this cover & instructions page & glue them to the outside of a manila envelope. In the envelope, place a set of "sparrow" keys - that is, copies of a key you've made and included wrong answers to (a blank key is included). It's best to have students mark on Sparrow's key, so make sure you make copies or, if you don't want to check their work, put it in a sleeve protector.
Blank Answer Key