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STAAR WARS 4th Grade Reading Task Cards ~ SET 1 ~ QR Code Version

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Don’t wait until right before the end-of-year STAAR or other state assessment to get your students ready for the test! Begin preparing them the 1st 6 weeks of school with our 1st set of STAAR Wars 4th Grade Reading Task Cards! Each card in this set includes a QR code that links to the answer, making them easy to use for self-checking and literacy centers/stations.

This product includes 24 task cards aligned with 4th grade reading TEKS and common core standards for reading / literature / informational text / foundational skills and are perfect for assessing where your students are and where you need to go for the next 6 weeks of school.

These rigorous, higher-level thinking questions are made in STAAR format, have multiple choice answers, and address these skills:
•Author’s purpose
•Character relationships
•Character traits
•Context clues
•Determining meaning of words using root words & affixes
•Drawing conclusions
•Figurative language – alliteration, similes
•Genres – drama, fairy tales, expository, informational text, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, procedural text
•Main idea
•Making inferences using textual evidence
•Making predictions
•Media literacy
•Poetry elements & structure – lyrical & free verse poetry
•Point-of-view (1st & 3rd person)
•Sensory images
•Sequence & summarize events
•Story elements – plot, point-of-view, problem, moral, theme
•Using a dictionary/glossary

Standards Covered:
•TEKS - 4 Fig. 19A, 4 Fig. 19B, 4 Fig. 19C, 4.14B Fig. 19D, 4.19D, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2E, 4.3 Fig. 19D, 4.4 Fig. 19D, 4.4A, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.8A
•CCSS - RF.4.3A, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6

2 Methods for Review:

Task Cards:
Teacher Preparation:
• Download a QR reader to your smart device(s).
• Print & cut out each card (cardstock is recommended) per pair/group/individual.
• Laminate cards so that they can be used again and again (optional).
• Print an answer sheet per student/group/pair and pass out to students.
• Store cards in a plastic baggie or punch a hole in the top corner of each card and place them on a ring.
• Divide class into groups/pairs or have them work individually.

Students should:
• Read each task card.
• Record their answers for each one on the answer sheet with the corresponding number.
• Check their answers using a QR reader on a smart device.
• Shade/circle the check mark for each problem they answered correctly or the X for the problems they answered incorrectly.

Teacher Preparation:
• Print & cut out 1 copy of each card (cardstock is recommended).
• Laminate cards so that they can be used again and again (optional).
• Print an answer sheet per student and pass out to students.
• Place 1-2 cards on each desk face down (depending on number of students & time available to play). You may want to put the # on the back of each card to make it clearer for students which question/answer they are working on.

Directions for Play:
• Students flip over the task card(s) and answer the question(s), writing the answer(s) on their answer sheet.
• When you yell “scoot,” they flip the card(s) back over and move to the next question/desk.
• Once everyone has gone to each desk and gotten a chance to answer each question, you can end the game.
• Review the answers they wrote on their answer charts. Allow a student to scan each QR code & check together as a class. Or, allow students to self-check their responses using a QR reader on a smart device in groups/pairs or individually depending on the number of devices you have available to use.
• Students should shade/circle the check mark for each problem they answered correctly or the X for the problems they answered incorrectly.

We hope you enjoy them, and we'd love to hear your feedback! :)

Follow us on TpT, Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest to be alerted when the next 6 weeks’ QR code versions are added (we’ll be adding QR code versions for sets 1-6 as soon as we can). Thanks!

~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC

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