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Novel Response Task Cards

There are 120 activities on 22 cards that can be used with any book or story. Many are aligned with the Common Core. Not all Common Core Standards are listed on this page because the activities are aligned with many, many grade levels. Some high school teachers are using them, however, I've listed them for grades 4 - 8. The activities are often used as informal assessments and reveal who's mastered skills, concepts and strategies or who needs a refresher mini lesson.

The activities were designed for multi-levels and to promote critical and analytical thinking. Laminate the cards so they can be used year to year. Use them with small, large groups, with guided reading groups, literature circles and at literacy centers. They can also be used as prompts for response journals or as discussion starters.

Examples of the activities are: writing letters, adding new characters to stories, changing the setting, determining the author's purpose, response to text, voicing opinions, inference, author's purpose, point of view, protagonist, antagonist, imagery, tone, mood and MUCH more!

Specially designed templates are numbered to coincide with card activities. Some activities, encourage students, who are artistically inclined, to demonstrate their talent.

Included is a student check list and numbered lined response sheet paper as well as a cover template. This is a great year round e-book project that can be sent home, at the end of the year.

The activities are easily modified and complete teaching suggestions are included.

Read the comments written by teachers who have purchased this packet! This is one of my MOST popular resources and has been for over six years! These activities are easily modified to accommodate a wide range of readers.

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Common Core ELA Informational Text Posters
Common Core Reading Themes
Common Core Foundational Skills Task Cards Nice informal assessment to determine who needs review or reteaching. Use year to year.
Common Core Reading Main Idea
Common Core Figurative Language
Common Core Setting Comparisons
Common Core Character Comparisons
Common Core Problems and Solutions

Nonfiction Bingo A great way for students to become very familiar with nonfiction features.
Nonfiction Detective Task Cards
NonfictionText Four Important Facts
North Pole Headline News Students write catchy newspaper articles about the North Pole based on the headlines.
Nonfiction Find It and Check It Pinned over and over again on Pinterest! This packet is a must have to help reinforce nonfiction text.

Snowball Antonyms
Snowball Synonyms
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division

Scoot Games FUN!
Scoot Fun! Adjectives
Scoot Fun! Nouns
Scoot Fun! Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs
Subject and Predicate Activities
Scoot Fun! Prepositions
Scoot Fun! Subjects Predicates
Scoot Fun! Verbs

Novel Response Cards Use with any fiction story or book. My VERY popular resource that teachers love. Read their comments. Laminate the cards for future use.
Recommended for grades 4 and up. Because of the wide range of reading levels in ELA classes, even middle and high school teachers love them!
Similes, Metaphors and More Figurative language packet full of activities.
Design a Game Book Report An amazing book report. Students create games based on stories they've read. All time favorite activity with my students and their parents!
Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets A very handy reference chart with examples of figurative language.
Frindle Literature Guide 87 pages. Includes an informational background article about the Bill of Rights, specifically about freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
Brians Winter Student Worksheets Gary Paulsen's survival books keep students on the edges of their seats!
Tiger Rising Activities
Hatchet Student Worksheets
Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets
Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
A Wrinkle in Time Whole Book Assessment and Extension Activities
Freak the Mighty Themes
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Love that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee Task Cards
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
Maniac Magee Fortunate and Unfortunate Events If you purchased my Maniac Magee packet, please do no purchase this. It is in the packet.
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
Al Capone Does My Shirt Student Worksheets

Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Woodsong Packet
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Chasing Vermeer 65 Comprehension Activities Task cards
Hoot Student Worksheets

Reading Response Cards Packet
Poetry Task Cards Even your reluctant students will join in the fun!
Writing and Journal Prompt Task Cards Topics students relate to!!
Vocabulary Detective Task Cards 6 Common Proper Nouns and Contractions
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4. Vocabulary contests students LOVE!
Book Report Trifold Use with any book or story.
Bloom Ball Reports Use with any fiction, nonfiction or subject. Based on the latest Bloom Taxonomy verbiage. Encourages higher level thinking. These reports make colorful year round classroom displays!
Sequence Packet
Making Connections Packet
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella's glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Idioms are Fun Packet Have a frog in your throat? Students don't seem to know what common idioms mean. They'll have fun discussing the literal and true meanings of them. Laminate these cards for future use.
Facts or Opinions You Decide

Irregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs
Adjective and Adverb Task Cards
Common and Proper Nouns Worksheets
Subject and Predicate Activities
Parts of Speech Animal Theme Posters Laminate for future use!
New Year Resolutions Mine My Town My Country The World School is included in this packet.
Robert Frost Stopping By Woods
Autumn and Fall Writing Papers
Autumn ELA Student Worksheets
Halloween Task Cards and Writing Activities
North Pole Headline News
Students have fun writing news articles about the North Pole. Examples of headlines are: Santa Loses His Cell Phone, Santa Buys an iPad, Rudolph’s Nose Turns Blue and many more! Fun!
North Pole Prepositions FREE! Fun!!

Movie Review for StudentsKeep your students focused as they watch videos in class. Add these sheets to your sub folder!
Color the States VERY popular resource!
United States Reports Travel Agent Edition Students role play as travel agents as they research the U.S states.
You Decide Articles of Confederation or the Constitution
Climate and Weather Match up Card Games
Geography Flash Cards
Moon Exploration Activities Students create a moon exploration time line. Math is integrated.
Isaac Newton Laws of Motion Activities students relate to!

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