These 32 Winter Themed Figurative Language Task Cards are Common Core aligned and will help your students learn the actual meaning of a variety of common idioms. Kids will read a winter themed idiom on each card and will determine its actual meaning.
I really love using task cards in my classroom. They are such a concentrated form of learning and can be used in so many ways. You can use them in a literacy center, for 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. They’re also great for fast finishers!
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" in 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.
Please note...These task cards are also included in a deeply discounted bundle with three sets of winter task cards:
Winter Themed Language Task Card Bundle
Need other winter resources?
Winter Paired Text for 4th - 6th Grade
Winter Literacy Set for 4th/5th Grade
Looking for additional figurative language practice?
Figurative Language: Common Core
Figurative Language: Idioms Task Card Bundle
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