Hello! My name is Jaime and I am a proud task card addict! There. I said it. I LOVE me some task cards!
I have become obsessed about making and using task cards in my classroom this year. Every time I teach or review a lesson, and I see my kiddos struggling, another task card set is born. Seriously. A couple of weeks ago, we were editing a paragraph together and I was shocked at how many of my kids were still having trouble capitalizing proper nouns. Hence, my Capitalization Task Card set was created!
The best thing about task cards is their versatility. They can be used in small groups for review. I pull 3 or 4 students to a table and review the skill with the task cards. I can quickly assess their needs and make corrections. Then, they can practice the skill independently.
Task cards are also great for early finishers to review skills. We all have those students that are finished with assignments before you are done giving the directions. You know the ones I am talking about. Task cards are a great way for them to slow down and check their understand of the skills being taught in class.
I even use my task cards for whole group instruction. Yesterday, I used my Valentine's Day Task Card Word Problems as a Scoot game. A word problem was placed at each seat. Each student had an answer sheet. They would solve the problem on their paper, when I said "Scoot" they would move to the next problem. When everyone had answered all the problems, we corrected them together and I gave the kids candy hearts for their hard work. They loved it!
Do you use task cards in your classroom? How do you use them? I would love to hear all your ideas? Leave your comments below. I will choose 2 winners
Monday night (2/17) to pick a set of task cards from my TpT store. Congrats to dremilylevine and Geri. I will be sending you each an email to choose your task card set.
To celebrate my addiction, I have put all my ELA and Math task card sets on sale this weekend! Just head on over to my TpT store and help feed your addiction too!
And now, as I promised, it's giveaway time! My sweet friends Kayla from Meet Miss Parker and Britney from Tailor Made Teaching are hosting an awesome giveaway to show their followers how much they love them. They are giving away some wonderful prizes to spread their love your way. Head on over. Check out all the amazing bloggers that donated prizes and enter today!