This set of 15 task cards offers narrative passages of appropriate content and complexity for middle school students. Whether you're working on close reading or teaching "show, don't tell" in writing, promoting group discussion or practicing written responses, these passages and corresponding questions will prove engaging AND effective at eliciting inferences and higher-level thinking.
* Passages and questions for Cards 7-12 are slightly more complex than Cards 1-6.
* Cards 13-15 contain writing prompts. They state the situation the reader should infer and the words the writer is not allowed to include. Each contains an optional challenge offering an additional dimension to the writing process.
* Suggested answer key cards are provided for Cards 1-12; answers can be cut out and laminated to the back of each passage or kept in a separate location.