Task cards are very popular in many elementary school classrooms. Easily adapted to any content area and grade level, task cards make for a welcome change from just completing a worksheet for skill practice. These 32 cards may be used in a literacy center, for a game of Scoot (see below), or for a Scatter/Scavenger Hunt activity to provide your students with practice in identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives used in sentences that tell about the popular saint, St. Francis of Assisi. Print the cards in grayscale and use them as an exit ticket or in an interactive notebook.
Task cards are extremely versatile!
To prepare these cards…
Print the Task Cards pages 3- 10.
Laminate the pages for durability.
Cut apart the cards.
Print the cover page and glue it onto a large envelope.
Print a copy of the Recording Sheet and the Answer Sheet, pages 11-12.
Place the Task Cards, Recording Sheets, and Answer Sheet in the envelope for safe storage.
To play a game of Scoot…
1. Place the cards around the room face down in front of each student. Use as many cards as you like. If you wish to use all the cards, simply double-up cards in front of some students if necessary.
2. Give each student a copy of the Recording Sheet or have each student number a sheet of paper from 1-32 (or however many cards you choose to use).
3. Students begin by answering the card(s) in front of them, writing their answer(s) on their paper next to the matching number.
4. After an appropriate amount of time, call “SCOOT!” and students turn the card(s) face down and move to the next place where they answer the question on that card.
5. Play continues in this manner until all items have been answered or time runs out.
6. Collect the student sheets to assess yourself or check them together in class.