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)!
Watch this video for ideas on how to use the cards!
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
– 4 director cards
– Blank set of cards for students to illustrate based on directions and/or to create their own images.
There is a full class set of Halloween Task Cards
that includes 44 additional task cards. Note: The freebie task card is not a repeat of one in this paid set, so you will want to pick up both to get a total of 48 director cards!
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Oral & Written Communication Task Cards Set 1
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