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3rd - 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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These task cards will help you deliver outstanding guided reading lessons to your students. Understanding a whole story at once can be tricky or even overwhelming for some students; with these cards, you can divide reading tasks into manageable parts. Talk about the author's message, the main idea of the text, the cause and effect of events and more. 

Guided reading tasks are designed to help children develop their reading skills; reading together and aloud strengthens their reading fluency, pronunciation and their ability to find meaning within a text. 

Often conducted in small groups of children with similar reading ability, guided reading sessions are a fantastic way of giving children more focused support when learning to read texts.

The cards are split into different subtopics that your guided reading lessons can be centred around. 

These include:

  • Cause and effect
  • Sequencing
  • Author's purpose
  • Fact and opinion
  • Prediction
  • Retrieval

Each set of task cards includes sections of text with an accompanying question that targets a specific subtopic, helping to reinforce reading skills and topic knowledge. 

If you need ideas for how to use these cards in your lessons, you could:

  • Separate your class into groups of similar reading ability and go through this task with each group.
  • Use this as a starter activity, or expand on the tasks to use them for a full lesson.
  • Ask your students to create a storyboard of the events on the cards, or draw and label a picture of what’s being described.
  • Use them as prompts to inspire some creative writing, using characters or settings described on the cards.

Total no. of cards: 109

A copy of the entire resource is also available on Google Slides making this resource perfect for DISTANCE LEARNING as well as Classroom use. As well as the Google Slides version of the original product you will also find EDITABLE Card Templates, allowing you to customise the text whilst retaining the original card design.

Inside the zip folders, along with the main product, you will find a pdf document with the Google Slides Access Links.

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