Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: Totally Task Card Tuesday

Totally Task Card Tuesday

Last week, I shared many of the reasons that I like to use task cards in my classroom. Today (and for the next several weeks), I am going to share some different ways to use task cards in the classroom.

With standardized testing right around the corner, my current favorite way to use my task cards is as a line up activity/assessment. I like using this strategy because it doesn't involve any prepping of recording sheets and fits into those awkward couple of minutes that you sometimes have before lunch, recess or specials.

Here is how it works:

I like to keep a pile of task cards on my front table.

Five minutes before lunch I will get the class' attention. Then I will walk up to individual students and show them the task card (or read it to them). If they get the question right, they get to line up for lunch. If they are incorrect, you can do one of two things. You can leave the card with them to refigure. Or you can move to the next student and see if they can correctly answer the question. After going around the class once, you can go back to those students who missed their card and give them a new one.

Sometimes I don't have time to get all the way around the class. That's ok! I know that I can start on the other side next time. And I know that they are learning by listening to their classmates. It is the perfect way to make great use of those extra few minutes!

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