Great Back to School Activity!!!
The Carten FREE Task Cards - Getting to Know Each Other is offered to you for free with 10 samples of what the full version is.
What a nice way to make learning through discussions fun and interesting for your students, but also very useful for you as a teacher.
Here is what this free, free, free version has for you:
- 10 samples of what you can find in the full 76 pages version that has a total of 126 Task Cards that are ready to print and that are divided into 5 different categories.
- 1 of the 2 handouts provided into the full version.
Enjoy this free offer, and if you want you can preview the full document by clicking HERE
, which also includes a page with directions along with various ideas on how to use the cards throughout the school year.
You can easily use these Task Cards in various ways throughout the year, as well as at the beginning of the school year:
- Warm up question(s)
– Start your class by asking your students to discuss about one of the cards that a student picked up (or you). Discussions could be done right away or you could ask your student to write their answers on the handout that comes with the cards.
- Pair groups
– Give each student some cards, so they can discuss what is presented in the cards. Ask them to write the question and the answer. Once the time is up, let tell the class.
- During Testing
– When testing is happening, some schools have to keep their students who are not testing and this can be for hours, but they also ask teachers to keep their students quiet. Give some Task Cards from each category to all students. Ask them to create a PowerPoint or a creative document made by hand with questions and answers from the Task Cards. Once testing is over, students can present their work to the class.
- Weekly Task Cards Time
– Once a week, do the Pair Groups scenario proposed above or do it as a class.
- ESL/ELL Students
- What a wonderful way to get them to read what's in the card given, understand, then give an answer. If working in a group, the other students can help with the pronunciation so he/she feels good when saying it to the class.
- Foreign Language Students
- Let your students read the card given in English, then have them answer in the language they are learning (at God's will, French Task cards should also be available soon).
Andree Carten, Carten Educational Resources
You might also like:
- 126 Task Cards - Getting to Know Each Other
- Back to School Packet Worksheets
- Free one page Weekly Warm-Ups
- Weekly Warm Ups (Bell Ringers) Made Daily
- Video / DVD Time - Keeping your Students Focused!
- My School and Home Chart - Helping to improve Behavior
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