These 32 St. Patrick's Day Task Cards will help your students practice identifying the five types of informational text structures during March. Students will read a short description of an informational text passage with a fun St. Patrick's Day theme and are asked which text structure they would choose to write about each. Having an understanding of text structures is very helpful to readers and can guide them through the content more easily.
I think task cards are awesome because they give students practice in a fun format and because they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" with buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoebox with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
I love St. Patrick's Day. Makes me wish I was Irish!!! I am so excited about this task card set and hope that you'll enjoy it as much as I do.
*** Please note that this set is also sold as part of a St. Patrick's Day Bundle. Three sets of task cards (96 cards) for $7.00 which is over a 20% savings.
Task Cards Bundle for St. Patrick's Day: Common Core
Want to see more St. Patrick's Day task cards separately?
Task Cards for St. Patrick's Day Fact or Opinion
Task Cards for St. Patrick's Day Figurative Language
Looking for more task cards?
Picture Task Cards for Cause and Effect
Task Cards for Characters
Task Cards for Inferences Using Informational Text
Task Cards for Inferences Using Literature
Task Cards for Main Idea Using Informational Text
Task Cards for Text Evidence Using Informational Text
Task Cards for Themes in Literature: Common Core
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