Holy Task Cards! 3- 24 Tasks for Any Non-Fiction Text

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6th, 7th, 8th
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Are your students tired of those boring worksheet questions and activities that are usually completed when reading a non-fiction text? This product is just the solution to break up the monotony of normal class assignments and captivate students’ attention. Holy Task Cards! 3 Task Cards for Non-fiction contains twenty-four 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 non-fiction text. Teachers will love that these task cards contain tasks that address all the Common Core State Standards for Reading Informational Text 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 Informational Text 6th-8th Grade

The following files are included in this download:

Holy Task Cards! 3 Non-Fiction Task Cards: This file contains the PDF and PowerPoint version of this product. There are 24 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- Author’s Point of View
Task #3- Consider the Author’s Point of View
Task #4- Evaluate the Author’s Point of View
Task #5- Central Idea
Task #6- Central Ideas
Task #7- Supporting Details
Task #8- Objective Summary
Task #9- Context Clues
Task #10- Sentence Structure
Task #11- Word Choice
Task #12- Analyzing the Tone
Task #13- Analyzing the Mood
Task #14- Quotes
Task #15- Figurative Language
Task #16- Time Period
Task #17- Interview the Author
Task #18- Interview
Task #19- Letter to the Author
Task #20- Likes/Dislikes
Task #21- Sequence/Format
Task #22- Graphics
Task #23- Facebook
Task #24- Instagram

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.
Total Pages
18 pages (24 tasks)
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong Tool

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Holy Task Cards! 3- 24 Tasks for Any Non-Fiction Text
Holy Task Cards! 3- 24 Tasks for Any Non-Fiction Text
Holy Task Cards! 3- 24 Tasks for Any Non-Fiction Text
Holy Task Cards! 3- 24 Tasks for Any Non-Fiction Text
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