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This bundle includes a total of 16 task cards. (The 16th task card is included in the bonus.) I included a description of each one below.
Reading Task Cards
In an effort to create task cards that contain reading strategies to enhance comprehension, I created these station task cards to push my students to a higher-level of learning. I require my students to complete a summary graphic organizer before taking their book back to the library, but I also use these task cards for early finishers. They are a great way to review reading strategies already taught in class.
Included in this packet are (8) stations with activities and editable pages.
Here is a list of what is included in this packet...
Pre-During-After Predictions - Students will use Pic Collage to create a prediction before reading text, write on stickies during their reading, and create another prediction after reading the book. Teacher and students will put all this together to create a book for other students to view.
Reading and Sketching - Students will sketch using the comic paper provided while reading their text.
KWL - Students read how-to books and recipe books while discussing with a partner what they know about the book, want to know, and discuss what they want to learn.
Making Connections While Reading - Reading a book with a partner, the students collaborate on their favorite part as well as how they can relate to the book.
Vocabulary Building - Using the graphic organizer I created, students write words they can't define, clue words from the text, what they think the word means, the true definition, and sketch the word. This printable can be copied front and back.
Reading with a Story Map - Students read a fiction or nonfiction book and then complete the graphic organizer I created. These are editable if students wanted to type their answers.
Summarizing My Book - Students use the editable graphic organizers I created summarizing their fiction or nonfiction text found in a magazine.
Retelling My Story - Students read a book and then use a video device retelling their story so the teacher can check for comprehension.
Creative Writing Task Cards
I created 7 station cards to encourage higher-level thinking and creativity. These are not write-to-learn stations but more of quick writes.
These stations last me all year because the students are adding to the stations and creating something new every time.
These station cards can be used for mini-lessons, small group lessons, individual work, or partner work.
Here is a list of what is included...
Creating Sentences - The students will use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to organize a simple sentence. Included are editable cards, labels for your cups, and blank cards for your high-level students to create their own.
Affirmation Station - The student will learn how to build community by affirming their peers. All you need for this station is scrap paper and colorful pens. I included an editable list where you can type in student names so they can write to their peers.
Creative Writing - Using Playdoh and notecards, your students will create something out of the Playdoh and then write about their creation. Super fun! I included printable writing paper.
Descriptive Writing - The student will view a photo (that you will provide) and use the descriptive questions that I created to describe the photo while analyzing it. I also included an editable page where you can go back and add more questions along with lined paper.
Stamp Writing - Using stamps or stickers, the students will use the Draw and Write paper that I have included to create a scene and then write about it.
Hidden Treasure - Last year I took some blue cups and glued fabric on the top of them. I cut the fabric large enough for the students to put their hand in them. I place an assortment of objects in each cup. The students had to put their hands in the cup and write out descriptions of what they could feel. After they finished writing, they were able to look inside the cup to see if their prediction came true. This year I will have them create a story using all objects in one cup.
Class Journal - Create a journal for your class using the cover page I created and the draw and write paper. All you need it to make a spiral-bound book and you have a place for students to add to a story that you created or use the writing prompts I created to let the students journal.
The size of the cards are 8.75" by 11.25". Because of the way our printer copies, I wanted to make sure that the borders fit the entire page. They printed perfectly for me.
I hope you find all of these resources helpful. These are activities that I have used for the past several years and the students love these activities.
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Feel free to message me with questions. ~ Whitney