Within this task card set are nine 4-card prompt sets. The 4-card prompts are in the categories of main idea, inference, sequence, cause and effect, compare and contrast, description, text features, problem and solution, and summarize.
Using the task cards, the students will choose 4 different nonfiction elements to respond to any piece of nonfiction text that they are reading. These can be used for scientific articles, newspapers, social studies books, magazines, and any piece of expository writing.
The cards are also leveled to make sure that students are accessing rigorous common core standards, but avoiding the frustration level. Since each student is choosing his or her own task cards, with a variety of different nonfiction elements and rigor levels, each of the final product responses will be different. This is built in differentiation!
This set really is an easy, no fuss way to get the students responding to nonfiction text. It can be used over and over again, with many different reading materials throughout the school year!
If you like these task cards, you may enjoy the fiction story element literary response task cards.
Story Element Response Task Cards
You may also like the In 5 Days series used to teach all of the literary elements.
Plot in 5 Days
Setting in 5 Days
Character Traits in 5 Days
Theme in 5 Days
Conflict in 5 Days
Fictional Narrative in 5 Days