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Holy Task Cards! 2: 36 Task Cards for Any Novel

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Are your students tired of those boring worksheet questions and activities that are usually completed when reading a novel? This product is just the solution to break up the monotony of normal class assignments and captivate students’ attention. Holy Task Cards! 2 Novel Task Cards contains thirty-six rigorous and engaging tasks that require students to not only think critically when interacting with the text, but also allows them to tap into their creativity. Students will LOVE the variety of ways that they can create products and written responses to demonstrate their understanding of any novel. Teachers will love that these task cards contain tasks that address all the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature and that each task comes equipped with a list of clear and specific criteria for success. In addition, there are also blank criteria slides that allow you to customize the criteria for success to meet the specific needs of your students.

This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:
All Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 6th-8th Grade

The following files are included in this download:

Holy Task Cards! 2 Novel Task Cards: This file contains the PDF and PowerPoint version of this product. There are 36 different tasks includes in this product. Each task comes with two options for criteria: Option #1-Specific criteria has been included for the task that will allow students to know their expectations and be able to self-assess their product or response. Option#2-This is a blank card that allows you to modify or create your own criteria for success to best fit the needs of your students.

** The following skills/tasks are included in this product:
Task #1- Author’s Purpose
Task #2- Antagonist
Task #3- Protagonist
Task #4- Characterization
Task #5- Point of View
Task #6- Time Period
Task #7- Real Life Influences
Task #8- Figurative Language
Task #9- Conflict/Resolution
Task #10- Setting
Task #11- Theme & Development
Task #12- Painting a Picture
Task #13- Plot
Task #14- Objective Summary
Task #15- Compare and Contrast
Task #16- Context Clues
Task #17- Movie Poster
Task #18- Be A Critic
Task #19- Picture It
Task #20- Interview the Author
Task #21- Interview a Character
Task #22- Comic Book
Task #23- Instagram
Task #24- Facebook
Task #25- Twitter Feed
Task #26- Trading Places
Task #27- Likes/Dislikes
Task #28- Rewrite
Task #29- Prequel
Task #30- Sequel
Task #31- Diary of a Character
Task #32- Cover Artist
Task #33- Dear Abby
Task #34- Music to My Ears
Task #35- Morning Announcements
Task #36- Word Cloud Collage

It would be a great idea to laminate these task cards for durability or so that students can use a dry erase marker to check off the criteria while they are self-assessing their work.

Please be sure to download the preview file to see exactly what you are getting when you purchase this product!

Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2013
All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
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Lifelong tool
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