Hi bloggers! I am so excited to share this with you today. Earlier this summer, I created some task cards to go along with the book Total Participation Techniques. I'm quite in love with this product actually. I have been busy making these folders for my new class and wanted to share the product more in depth with all of my readers.
Let's take a closer peek at the items included in this sample:
1) Number Cards -- this sample only includes one set but I will actually but 2 or 3 sets (probably 3) in each folder. You use these cards to help the students build basic numeracy skills. The cards are simply used as a manipulative to allow the students something to count on or move around to help them process the math problem they are working on. This is especially helpful for story problems. Print on cardstock, laminate, cut and paperclip together.
2) Bounce Cards -- I cut mine out but you could feasibly leave the sheet in tact for the students to simply use as a reference. These cards each have a conversation starter on them. They are a way to help the students keep a conversation going (and on task!) when the teacher can't be right there next to them. We have used something similar in my district in the past several years (Accountable Talk). Print on cardstock and cut out the cards if you prefer. Paperclip together and tuck into the folder.
5) True/False Hold Ups -- this one might just be my favorite of them all! For younger grades, you can simply use the True/Not True cards and leave the other two out. For upper grades, you can add in the other two cards to help gauge student comprehension of the lesson or problem. I would recommend using these as part of a review and/or test prep if you are teaching students about deciphering multiple choice answers. The students will actually be able to apply what they know to make an incorrect statement be correct by modifying part of it or being able to say there isn't enough information to determine if that particular answer would be viable. Print on cardstock, laminate, cut out and paperclip together.
How I will use this in my room: Every student will have one of these envelopes with all of the above mentioned items inside. (There is also a 100s chart, an alphabet and quick write/quick draw forms in the file.) Each of my students will have a book box at their seat and this folder will fit right into that book box. Therefore, anytime I want to toss in one of these activities, the students can quickly grab their envelope, pull out the necessary task cards and we're ready to go.
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