Customers who used our 4th grade STAAR WARS Reading Task Cards loved them, and many emailed us asking us for more. So we listened! But instead of creating more STAAR review sets, we thought it would be even better to have task card sets that could be used WHILE you’re teaching, instead of just to review afterward. This way you can measure learning as you go. So, we decided to create task card sets for every TEKS Readiness Standard for reading, math, and writing. We will have 2 sets available for each TEKS Readiness Standard, a basic set and an advanced set, which allows the teacher to assess learning at various learning stages, making them perfect for differentiation.
We’re happy to introduce the first set of our new READING READY 4th Grade Task Cards: Understanding & Analysis of Literary Texts Advanced Set 1 – Sequencing & Summarizing Main Events in Fiction Texts!! This READING READY task card set focuses on the first TEKS Readiness Standard for 4th grade reading expository texts:
•Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding (4.10).
This ADVANCED set includes 24 task cards that feature more rigorous, higher-level questions with longer texts and 4 multiple choice answers, making them perfect to use once your students are more familiar with author’s purpose. These task cards assess your students’ comprehension of:
•Analyzing, making inferences, and drawing conclusions about author’s purpose in a variety of texts, formats, & genres (including biographies, informational texts, & Venn diagrams)
•Making inferences about text using textual evidence to support understanding
Using this set in conjunction with our BASIC Author’s Purpose set
make them the perfect pair for a teacher needing to differentiate instruction for various learning levels.
*Though our READING READY Task Cards are made with our Texas teacher friends in mind, they are also aligned with 4th grade CCSS, making them easily usable by any 4th grade teacher teaching author’s purpose all over the U.S.*
•TEKS: 4.10, 4.10 Fig. 19D
Instructions are included for 4 methods of review: task cards review in centers/groups/pairs/individuals, a SCOOT game, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and a "Be the Teacher" game, but these cards can be used in a variety of other ways to meet your needs.
We hope you enjoy them, and we’d love to hear your feedback! :)
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These are the other 4th grade READING READY sets we have in the works and will be available in both BASIC and ADVANCED sets:
4th Grade Understanding & Analysis Across Genres:
1. Root Words & Affixes
2. Using Context Clues to Find Meaning of Unfamiliar & Multiple-Meaning Words
3. Using a Dictionary & Glossary
4th Grade Understanding & Analysis of Literary Texts:
1. Sequencing & Summarizing Main Events in Fiction Texts
2. Character Interactions in Fiction Texts
4th Grade Understanding & Analysis of Informational Texts:
1. Author’s Purpose
2. Main Idea & Supporting Details
3. Explicit & Implicit Relationships Among Ideas in Texts
4. Text Features
We hope you like them as much as we do! :)
~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC
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**We also have a BASIC set
that addresses these same skills but with shorter texts and simpler questions and fewer answer choices. This set is an excellent complement to this advanced set. Or purchase both sets in a bundle and save 20%!
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