I first saw task cards back in 2004. They were in a recipe card box and were printed on cards the size of index cards. I had a set for different reading skills like main idea, setting, sequencing and so on. I still have them! (They are packed away or I would take a picture and show you). There were paragraphs at the top and then a couple of questions with multiple choice following the paragraphs. I loved them for a lot of reasons. Which you can find HERE when I posted about them last year.
So, when I moved districts, the school I moved to was very much 'no multiple choice anything' until test prep (which we weren't allowed to do until January). Oh no! What about these task cards?...I thought they would be a perfect addition to a third grade classroom. That could I only mean I had to...change them up...to work for me, my classroom, and my new school. Now, my task cards ask students to complete hands-on tasks. Except for the test prep cards and the graphing cards, there are no multiple choice answers on my task cards. Each task doesn't require many supplies, just items you find around the room or at home. But I love them. Still work the exact same way as my first set of task cards. Move around the room, put at a station, perfect for early finishers...the list goes on....they really can be used in so many ways. I don't have too many but last year I did create a few sets of task cards that are in my shop. I would love it if you checked them out.
I've also got a fun freebie to share with you. One of you all's favorite freebies is the gradebook and daily scheduler. So, I created one with a spring theme. Just adding a bit of colors to the mix.
You can click HERE to pick it up.
Do you use task cards? What is your favorite aspect of task cards?