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I like the questions on the task cards but have not used them to teach yet. What is your favorite way to use them? In a center?


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I use them as a center for reading. I also use them to play the game scoot to review for state testing and end of chapter test. You can use them for early finishers or as extra help for students in specific areas. I love them and so do my students. We use them all of the time.
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I took a look at the link posted above, but this was mostly uses for whole group. I'm interested in seeing how teachers manage these for early finishers or small group/partner interaction. My concern is a routine for students using the cards....when they can use them, how they can use them, etc. I'm not so much concerned with grades b/c I feel that this is reinforcement and practice. I have found some great task cards on PT and I plan to make some of my own this summer. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Playing the game "Scoot" with the task cards.

Print one set on cardstock and laminate them to use during word work time as a station. Each student in my class has a Task Card Response Journal. I don't grade their work.... I provide the answer key for them to check their own work.

Used like flashcards for review with a small group of students. (They write the answers on a dry erase board and hold them up for me to see.)

We use them in our Jeopardy game. (Cards are placed in a pocket chart)
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I googled "how to play scoot" and got the directions for the Boot Scootin' Boogie dance!

Can you tell me how to play?

Also, do you have a template for your Task Card Response Journal that your kids use?

Thanks, TwiceBlessed!
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How I play scoot?

Put a task card at each desk. Give each student a paper with numbered squares that equal the number of students you have. (Example if you have 25 students then you should have 25 numbered squares or spaces on the paper.) They answer the task card on their paper in the space on their paper that matches the number of the card that is on their desk. Give them enough time to answer the question and then say "scoot" and they scoot to the next desk. We keep doing that until everyone has scooted back to their own desk. Then we go over the answers together. My class enjoys this game. They get a chance to move around and it is great for reviewing skills.

Task Card Response Journal

I just use a plain black and white composition book for the task card response journal. Each child brings one at the beginning of the year. I have them leave 4 pages in the front blank to use for the table of contents, and they glue a score sheet to the back inside cover of the book.

Each time they work on a set of task cards, they do the following:
1. Put the title of the task cards and the page number they will be working on in the table of contents
2. They turn to their next clean page and put the title of the task cards on the top of the page
3. They put the date at the top of the page
4. Number the page at the bottom and circle the number
5. They number their page for the number of task cards
and complete the cards
6. I have the students self check their cards and put their score on the score sheet

I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can explain any further.



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I used one set of the task cards posted on PT boards dealing with vocabulary. I used them in a center. It was a great review for my students dealing with context clues. Many of them did pretty well with it even though it was probably for upper elementary, many of my 8th graders didn't know what those words meant without using them that way in a center.

Thanks to all who create the tasks cards. Maybe I can make some that are for middle school this summer.
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Thank you for all of the great suggestions. I cannot wait to try them out.
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I think also I will put them with a game board. As they move around they have to answer the question on a task card from the stack. ANswer can be on the back where their team mates can give immediate feedback and explain (be the coach) if they get it wrong.
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