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What are Task Cards?
5 ways to use task cards in the classroom
1. Early Finishers:
When students are done with their seat work, they can grab a set of printable cards to complete independently. Store them in a small container, or zip-loc bag, along with crayons and pencils. This way, the students will have everything they need, and won’t interrupt you or others for supplies.
2. Scoot Game
Spread the cards out on tables/desks. If it is a whole class, you can put one or two at each desk or table. Each student gets a recording sheet. They are to complete the task and record their answer. After 1-3 minutes, the teacher says “scoot”, and the student rotate to the next area. Repeat until students have went to
every desk. This active learner activity is similar to Write the Room.
I use these often as assessment tools. Pull students individually to complete the task and record their answer. You will see right away if they are struggling with a particular skill.
4. Morning Work
5. Home-School Activity Bag:
Put a class set of printable recording sheets in a 2 pocket folder. Label the pockets “Blank” and “Complete”. Hole punch and put the cards on a small binder ring. (This will assure they come back J) Put the folder, task cards, and a set of crayons in a manila envelope or bag. Send home with a different student each night. They complete the activities at home, place their completed work in the folder, and return the bag the next day.