Are you tired of using handouts? Are you looking for a good way to differentiate? Have you tried using task cards? Task Cards are a great teaching tool that can be used in a variety of ways.
1) Put all the cards on a ring and give each student (or group) a set of cards.
2) Leave the cards loose and give different students (or groups) different cards depending upon their level.
3) Give students a choice (Pick 24 out of the 28 cards to complete by the end of the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
by Stephen King.)
There are 28 cards all together in this task card set and an additional 4 blank cards for you to write in any prompts you'd like to add to the set.
You can have students respond to every card, have them pick a certain amount of cards or assign the cards to students depending upon their level.
The cards can be used for:
✥ Do Now Activities/Bell Ringers
✥ Discussion Starters
✥ Entrance/Exit Tickets
I would print out the task cards on card stock and laminate them so you can use them every time you teach the novella.
These task cards are included in my unit for the novella listed here:
Activities and Handouts for The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
These task cards are now available in digital (google drive) format listed here:
Digital Task Cards for the Novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
• Task Cards for The Body by Stephen King
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• Task Cards for the Novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
• Task Cards for the Novella The Pearl by John Steinbeck
• Task Cards for the Novel 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
• Task Cards for the Novel 1984 by George Orwell
• Task Cards for the Novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles
• Task Cards for the Novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding
• Task Cards for the Novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers
• Task Cards for the Novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
• Task Cards for the Novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
• Task Cards for the Novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger