Enclosed you will find 20 task cards that can be used with non-fiction books. Students will write responses to the prompts on the task cards. The writing prompts can be used with any non-fiction book.
You can have students use the cards individually or in a group. This activity is aligned with the common core state standards for grades 5-12. The standards are included here for your convenience.
I would print them out on card stock paper (either white or colored) and laminate the cards.
You can put them on a ring and give each student or each group of students one set of cards or you can leave them loose and give each student or group of students some of the cards. Either way they're great for differentiation.
I've included a rubric that I use that will help simplify your grading.
Please download the preview and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
These cards are now available in a digital version listed here:
Digital Task Cards for Independent Reading: Non-Fiction Set (Google Drive)
These task cards are included in my task cards independent reading bundle listed here:
Task Cards for Independent Reading Bundle
These task cards are included in my task card bundle listed here:
ELA Task Cards Bundle
• Task Cards for Independent Reading: Fiction Set
• Task Cards for Independent Reading: Poetry Set
• Task Cards for Independent Reading Bundle