Sunday, July 6, 2014

Task Cards

  I'm so excited to present this week's Tips and Tools for Back to School!

  Do you use task cards in your classroom? Task cards are an engaging and interactive tool that can be used in many ways!  Task cards are little cards that contain some type of activity or task.  They are so versatile because they can be completed independently or collaboratively in either small or large groups.  Hang them up around your classroom on the walls and students use clipboards and a recording sheet (or even lined paper) to walk around the room to complete each task.  You could play a game of "Scoot" where each student has a task card at their desk and students walk around to each desk to complete a task.  They can be kept and used in a literacy center or as word work.  I have even used them for my early finishers as an added interactive activity to keep them engaged and on task.  What I love about task cards is that they really lend themselves to differentiated instruction.  You can have many sets of interactive task cards available at varying levels of difficulty to challenge your "high flyers" and average learners and provide additional practice to your struggling students.  Task cards can also be a quick and informal assessment tool to help gauge your instruction!  How about a "freebie" to get your started?  Just click on the cover page to go to my store so you can download it for free!

This week's freebie is a review of short vowel sounds!  Students find the missing vowel sound in the word/picture and write the vowel on their recording sheet.

There is also an answer sheet provided for quick and easy reference when checking responses.

This is part of an ELA task card set. If you enjoy this freebie consider the ELA task card set which contains 4 pages of 23 task cards each for counting syllables and CVC words which is also available in my store. Click on the cover page below to take you there.

 Don't forget to check back next week for more tips and tools for back to school with the Primary Peeps!

I'd love to hear if you use task cards in your classroom and how you use them!  Please leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you!


  1. Amanda D!July 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Hi! I found your blog through Coast to Coast Kinder's blog. It's very cute! I love your task cards. I think the kids will really like using them, and it gives them some always-needed vowel practice (so maybe they'll get their i's and e's straight =)

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

  2. Amy LabrascianoJuly 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    I love it! Thanks for reminding me to get the kids up and moving:)
    Take care, Amy

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