Task Cards can be used in a variety of ways! Task Cards can be used as a review of ELA skills and strategies, part of literacy centres or stations, or whole group activities.
I created the Personal Narrative Task Cards will help students reflect on their writing to ensure it is rich in details, develops story structure, and provides readers with a valuable lesson or insight. The Task Cards ask the students to reflect on their narrative drafts, examine mentor texts, and incorporate peers' feedback to enrich their craft.
- Whole Group Activity - Place a task card on the document camera to facilitate discussion. Whiteboards can be used as a recording device.
- Centres or Stations - Print and laminate the cards. Allows students to choose a card of interest.
- Pair Work - Students work collaboratively to respond to a task card. The pairs can discuss their answers together.
- Exit Slip - Students take a card and respond. Their response serves as an informal assessment of conceptual understandings.
My Personal Narrative Task Cards examine the following narrative elements:
- Setting and Leads - Cards 1-4
- Story Structure - Cards 5-8
- Characterization - Cards 9-12
- Theme and Endings - Cards 12 - 16
- Suggested ways to use the Task Cards in the classroom
- Tenets of narrative writing
- 16 Task Cards (which can be printed in colour or black and white)
- Student Recording Sheet