Story Elements Reading Response Task Cards | Google

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A set of 24 task cards which require students to think critically about specific story elements in their texts. These cards work with any book, but may require some pre-teaching or explanation based on the level of your students.

This resource includes:

  • 24 Printable Reader Response Task Cards
  • 24 Google Slides with Prompts

**These cards are meant to enrich and extend ordinary thinking about story elements, moving beyond basic, literal understanding, and branching out into inferential, critical thinking. These cards are perfect for small groups, guided instruction, or independent work AFTER the story element or skill has been taught.

Click here to read a BLOG post about using these task cards!

Check out the preview to get a look at the types of questions you will find in these cards!

Grades 4+ (Advanced 3rd Graders, with guided support)

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8 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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