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- Reading Task Card Sets for story elements, text structures, and various close reading or comprehension skills, plus seasonal themed sets. Seventeen sets of task cards with 30 cards per set. Here is what is included: Story ElementsCharacterization KidsSetting the ScenePlot it Out!Get the Message (T$51.00$63.75Save $12.75
- This package of story elements task cards includes four sets - for the four major story elements: characterization, setting, plot and conflict, and theme. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school and upper elementary language arts or reading clas$12.00$15.00Save $3.00
Theme Task Cards - students identify themes and practice writing theme statements with a variety of activities to improve their understanding of story elements and their reading comprehension skills.
NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for students use with text boxes, etc for their answers on Google slides, see Theme Task Cards Digital Resource. This PDF version is also included with the digital resource.
You can see more sample cards in the preview.
The activities on the cards - which refer to themes of stories students have read, fables that are provided with the cards, and stories that students might write - include:
What is the theme of this novel
Theme graphic organizers
Plan a story with this theme
Given a topic, write a theme
Recommend a book
Themes of stories you have read
Which statement is a theme
A classroom chart of many common theme topics is also included.
These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.
Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.
With a variety of activities, these cards can be used for differentiating with students of different abilities and students who work at different rates. The cards work well for individual or group work, and for review activities, class games like Scoot or Footloose, or quick assessments. Included in the set is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.
Delving into one story element, such as theme, at a time is a great way to help students develop their reading comprehension and also helps students do better planning for their own narrative writing. The cards support the Reading Anchor Standards and the Reading: Literature Standards.
For more task cards, on other story elements and other language arts and reading topics, see: Task Cards.
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