Informative Essay Task Cards | Text Based | Printable AND Digital

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Use these time-saving task cards to give your middle school students engaging practice with identifying introduction components like hook, "arch" (transition sentence between hook and thesis), and thesis as well as relevant and irrelevant evidence and commentary! Printable AND Digital!

Students read the two texts and then use these cards to practice with the vocabulary. You can do this in many ways in the face to face classroom, but my two favorites are playing Scoot and Scatter. (Directions for both are included).

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★ 2 rigorous texts about Pipestone National Monument and Mount Rushmore

★ 20 task cards

★ 1 poster with text-based essay vocabulary terms

★ directions to play Scoot and Scatter with the cards

★ answer sheets

★ answer key

★ DIGITAL version using self-grading Google Forms! (Vocabulary and Texts are embedded into the form!)

I used this in my own 6th grade class in conjunction with reading Walk Two Moons but it is not necessary to read the book to use these cards.

I hope these cards help your students identify the critical components of informative essays!

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If your students need more of a foundation before they begin to practice, try this:

Informative Essay Unit (Text Based) - FSA Writing

Need Argumentative Essay Task Cards? Click here!

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Teaching Duration
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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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