This is a set of 20 task cards that have a short passage on each card. The students should read the card and describe if the author is describing, explaining, or answering. The students will record this on their recording sheet. I have included a black and white version, a recording sheet and answer key.
These cards align to 2nd grade RI.2.6.
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