A set of 12 literature study task cards for lower elementary students to use when analyzing children’s literature.
This teaching resource is for use with picture book texts in the classroom.
The set contains 12 cards, in six color-coded categories, exploring:
- language devices and
Use these classroom task cards to help students comprehend classic and contemporary children’s literature.
You may like to print out these cards and laminate them for your students to choose from. These activities can be completed in groups or as a whole class activity.
Read more about our Literature Study Task Cards over on the Chalkboard blog!
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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.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
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