Five sets of literacy rotation task cards to be used in conjunction with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Grade 1 magazine.
Take the stress out of your literacy planning with these comprehensive task cards!
What are these task cards for?
These task cards have been designed specifically for use with the first edition of Teach Starter’s Grade 1 magazine, What’s Buzzing?.
How do I use the magazine and task cards for literacy groups?
In countless ways!
One way is you could assign each literacy group an article for the week, then allow the students to work through the five sets of task cards that accompany that article. Then the groups will rotate through each article each week until all of the groups have read and completed all of the articles and task cards.
Teachers, please read over the articles before you plan your activities. Some content may need teacher guidance depending on students abilities.
What types of task cards are included?
Five sets of task cards have been included. These address the areas of writing, language, comprehension, reading strategies, and higher-order thinking skills.
Grade 1 Magazine – What’s Buzzing (First Edition)
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Use common, proper, and possessive nouns.
Use frequently occurring adjectives.
Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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