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Fun With Fiction Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 2

Build a foundation of literary concepts and skills with this set of 12 fiction reading response cards.

Talk About Texts with Our Fiction Reading Response Cards

Boost your students’ reading response skills by encouraging them to think more deeply about any work of fiction that they’ve read. 

To use these task cards, organize students into small groups. Each student takes a turn drawing a task card from a central pile. Then all the students complete the stated task.

Through this activity, students will show they can read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading comprehension lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this fiction reading activity to enhance learning through guided groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing students together to review the cards in your small group sessions. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments and posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

After completing each task card, have students write their own fictional story using their new understanding.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. Or utilize choral response in your whole class or small groups and write students’ answers on the board.

👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or in their ELAR notebooks. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 


This resource was created by Emily Pate, a teacher in California and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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