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Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween

Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
Oral and Written Communication Skills Task Cards: Halloween
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11 MB|19 pages
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This Halloween activity is a great to tool to practice oral and written communication skills as well as reinforce math vocabulary, estimation, and measurement skills.

Originally, I created this resource as a way to help students be more thorough and clear in their process writing. I was specifically interested in helping them recount their process for building STEM challenge designs. While I always loved the make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich activity, sometimes you don’t want to get into the mess (and allergies)!

Directed drawing is a classic activity I remember from my childhood as a fun game. I didn’t realize I was practicing important communication skills at the time! As a teacher, I always choose to make learning fun whenever possible, so I’ve taken my childhood “game” and expanded on it in this resource.

This set includes:
– Teacher Tips
• How to use the task cards
– Several options for whole-class, small groups/partners, and groups
– Includes ways to increase difficulty (though you won’t likely need to until the students have a good amount of experience!)

• Sample script

• Cards at a glance

Center directions

– 44 director cards of varying complexity

– Blank set of cards for students to illustrate based on directions and/or to create their own images.


There is a Halloween freebie that includes nearly identical teacher tips pages and one page of task cards, so you can try before you buy. Note: The freebie task card is not a repeat of one in this set, so you will want to pick it up to get a total of 48 director cards!

Note: It was difficult for me to choose a teaching duration for these cards because there are many different ways to use them. Some stretching for several weeks, others for days, so I chose a conservative estimate of one week. For example (probably the most common scenario): If each day you choose to use the two cards and students are in pairs, it would take about 15 minutes a day x 22 days to get through all the cards. Maybe you'll use 4 cards/30 minutes a day, cutting that to 11 days.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
Total Pages
19 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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