Scientists and Their Tools Scavenger Hunt: This is a set of 18 half-page reading cards. Each card includes nonfiction text about scientists and their tools. The cards can be read in any order; they do not have to be read from 1-18. There is also a recording sheet with 18 questions that students must use the cards in order to answer.
This is also available with 5 other creative resources in:
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Bundle Includes This Resource Plus:
☞ Science Tool Speed Date
☞ Science Tool Word Wall (with Assessment)
☞Science Tool Task Cards
☞Types of Scientists: I Have Who Has Card Game
☞Science Tool Sort
How to use these cards:
I like to create versatile resources that can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas. Feel free to use them in whatever way works best for your students!
Hang the cards around your room, and have students travel around the room reading the cards to find the answers to the questions on the recording sheet.
Place one card on each of 18 student desks. Have students read the card, answer the question, and then scoot or move to the next desk in line. You may want to have students working in partners for this.
Hang the cards on the wall, and have students visit the bulletin board to practice reading or answering the questions when they finish assignments early.
Keep these cards as part of literacy or science centers. Have students complete a few cards each time and record answers on the recording sheet. You could even laminate and put on a ring or staple the cards into a book to keep at the center.
*Fluency Practice Ideas
-Have students read a card like a news anchor. You can even have them sit up straight with their hands folded posing like an anchor.
--Have them practice several times and the present to their group.
-Have students take a new card home each week and practice reading every day with their family. You could even use these for informal running records before and after.
-Have students read the cards with partners. Each person takes turn reading a sentence. Repeat several times.
*Additional Reading Practice
-Have students practice summarizing and main idea by recording a 1-sentence summary of each card.
-Have students practice paraphrasing by rewriting the text in their own words.