These task cards were designed to be used with current event readings in a high school science classroom, but they will be effective in any secondary classroom with any type of reading passages. The prompts are designed to be broad (many ask students to choose between main ideas, events, people, processes, or vocabulary terms) to allow for use in many situations. There are various types of cards, from writing a summary to drawing a comic with the main ideas of the reading.
These task cards can be used for comprehension, vocabulary, summarization, or recollection. They can help students decode articles, passages, studies, or textbook chapters. These are also easily aligned to state standards and the new Common Core standards.
This product will give you 20 task cards that may be used in a variety of ways. I suggest cutting the cards out and laminating them for durability.
UPDATE: This product was updated on August 13th, 2013 to fix a misspelling. Please re-download or email me to get the newest version!