These 13 sets of Common Core task cards (416 task cards!) will help your students practice a variety of important reading strategies including Cause and Effect (2 sets), Characters, Inferences Using Literature (2 sets), Inferences Using Informational Text (2 sets), Main Idea, Point of View Using Literature, Point of View Using Informational Text, Author's Purpose, Reasons and Evidence, and Themes in Literature.
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I just love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoebox with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
Please note: Each task card set is also included in one of my Common Core Units:
Main Ideas, Supporting Details and Summary
Cause and Effect from Informational Text: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core
Reasons and Evidence Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Characters, Settings, and Events: Common Core 3rd - 5th Grade
Themes in Literature: Common Core for 3rd - 5th Grade
Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core 4th and 5th Grade
Inferences Using Literature: 3rd - 5th Grade Common Core
Author's Purpose: Common Core
Point of View Using Literature: Common Core for 3rd - 5th Grade
Point of View Using Informational text: Common Core
To see a detailed description of each task card set, please look here:
Task Cards for Characters: Common Core RL 3.3, 4.3, and 5.3
Task Cards for Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core
Task Cards for Inferences Using Literature: Common Core
Task Cards for Main Idea Using Informational Text: Common Core
Task Cards for Point of View Using Informational Text: Common Core
Task Cards for Point of View Using Literature: Common Core
Task Cards for Reasons and Evidence Using Informational Text: Common Core
Task Cards for Themes in Literature: Common Core
Task Cards for Author's Purpose
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