Use these cards to learn about the opioid crisis.
Some facts are Canadian based, but the majority are general information
Task cards are motivating, especially to the students that struggle with learning on a daily basis. Imagine that you are just learning to read and your teacher gives you a worksheet with a bunch of words that you cannot read. This can be quite overwhelming to a small child. However, when put the difficult words on a task card, the child can work on one sentence at a time and it won’t feel so overwhelming. These students will feel the same sense of accomplishment working through these task cards, as they would when they complete their sight word cards.
Task cards are also differentiated. Each student can complete a card that suits her own unique learning needs. A struggling student can complete a task card that is multiple choice, while a more-able student can complete one that is short or long answer. Each student is completing a task card that is structured to his or her own needs.
Task cards are quite versatile and can used in a variety of ways. For example, you can use them in your learning centres, with independent work, in small or whole groups, for games, homework, or you can even give them to your early finishers.
Overall, task cards can be used time and time again whereas a worksheet cannot. All you have to do is laminate the cards and you can use them every year. If you do laminate them, then all you to do is have students write their answers or responses in their journals or on a separate piece of paper.