From Flip Books to Task Cards…This is How We Do It!!
How many times, have you wanted to dump a scripted lesson from that oversized, spiral bound, teacher’s manual, for a little fun! Well, that is the course I have opted to take for the next few weeks (fortunately, I’m in a district that allows us to take a little leeway in this area).
Not only did I do some blogging over spring break, but I also spent several hours creating and assembling these 4th grade Review Flip Books for ELA and Math. The goal was to include a short, succinct review and practice lesson for each power & essential standard that we were mandated to cover this year.
After we complete our daily review, we will be following up with some hands on and/or collaborative activities from my absolute favorite resource books from Kagan.
Balanced Literacy By Kagan (K-6 Resources) Check Them Out!
Students then use their most recent benchmark data, to decide on the type/sets of task cards they are going to work on.
Here is the Pro Teacher Task Card List.
**You can download this extensive linked list from google docs, but you need to be a member of http://www.proteacher.net/ (it is a free site) to gain access to the links/files.
I almost feel like I’m running a three ring circus, but the “student buy-in” and their active engagement, is worth it!!
DON"T LEAVE WITHOUT SHARING…WHAT REVIEW STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES DO YOU USE IN YOUR CLASSROOM? HOW DO YOU BALANCE EVERYTHING? HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE AND INVOLVED?