These task cards are a great review for students on the important parts of nonfiction text. They can be used in a center, in a small group, or even as a whole class. Simply read a nonfiction book or article, pull out a task card, and discuss! Since these cards work with any piece of nonfiction, you can use them all year long! The task cards go over concepts like text features (glossary, table of contents, headings and subheadings, photographs, charts and graphs), text structure (compare and contrast, sequence, fact and opinion), and main idea and details.
These task cards are aligned with the following Common Core Standards for 4th grade (although they’re great for 3rd and 5th as well).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
These task cards are also part of a mini-bundle that includes a nonfiction scavenger hunt! See it here:
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