Reading Task Card Sampler - Print and Easel Versions

Classroom in the Middle
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Activity
10 pages
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Reading Task Card Sampler is a small set of eight task cards on a variety of reading skills, with both print and digital versions included. The cards introduce essential reading objectives that can each be found in more depth in full-size sets of cards in this store.

Here are the topics that are included:



•Making Inferences

•Problem and Solution Text Structure

•Context Clues


•Figurative Language

These cards support ELA standards for reading informational text and literature, especially those that relate to comprehension, vocabulary, and summarizing.

The task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large, two cards per page in the print version, and have more content per card than many smaller task cards –perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

A blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers is included in the PDF.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

The Easel version is ready for student use with one card per slide, and with directions and answer boxes already in place. The answer key has been removed from the Easel version.

For the Google Slides version, see Reading Task Card Sampler with Google Slides.

For full sets of 30 task cards on these and other reading, writing, and vocabulary topics, check out these task card sets:

Summarizing Task Cards

Get the Message - Theme Task Cards

Poetry Task Cards

Cause and Effect Text Structure Task Cards

Or check out all of the choices, including characterization, context clues, inferences, proofreading, parts of speech, analogies, idioms, and proverbs, as well as sets of seasonal reading comprehension cards at:

Task Cards

Each of these task card sets includes either an Easel digital version or a Google Slides version in addition to the printable cards.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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