100 Task Cards: Informational Text
Add this set of 100 informational text cards to your classroom routine and watch students' comprehension abilities skyrocket! Each reproducible card contains a high-interest mini-passage and five key questions to hone must-know skills -- in just 10 minutes a day. Cards provide guided support to help students identify main idea, make inferences, sequence events, compare and contrast, determine author's purpose, and more. The fascinating, fact-based content is sure to motivate all learners.
These handy little nuggets have multiple uses for your lessons! Firstly, they are reproducible. Second, they are interesting!!! Your students will think its fun to do reading comprehension. Third, they are focused in a way that helps you help your students as needed. Each card is a half-page (8"x 5.5") and numbered in the corner (great for planning purposes). Youll find a paragraph on the left half and 5 key questions on the right half of each card. Use one as a daily warm-up, a morning basket activity, discuss over breakfast, use in pairs or small groups about 10 minutes each. Topics are funny and engaging: a bossy cousin Stella, exaggerated fishing stories, blubbery sealions, haggis, dogs burying their bones, Jackie Robinson, your body when you sleep, and loads more! If youre between 9 and 11 years old, these are hot topics. You will know that they are learning to effectively cite evidence, identify & apply literary elements, separate fact from opinion, and sequence events. Answers are in the back. Scholastic, 80 pgs, pb. ~ Sara