Are you gearing up for state testing? We all know it can be THE MOST an especially stressful time of the year, so I’ve put together a test prep freebie to make this time as stress-free as possible.
To get your students geared up for fiction, I have created these Character Analysis Task Cards. I have found that while my students tend to LOVE fiction, it can be a real challenge to get them to analyze and respond in writing to the kind of questioning that is expected of them. They can discuss text verbally all day, but when it comes to getting their ideas down on paper, some struggle to answer multiple step questions, and simply answer only the first portion of what is asked of them. I need them to be able to support their response with information from the text or by citing textual evidence, so I created these task cards.
For some assistance with helping students navigate this reading literature expectation, snag this FREEBIE:
This FREEBIE includes:
- directions for immediate implementation
- 8-task cards with student answer document
- answer key
I utilize these task cards in a couple of different ways.
- small group to reinforce character analysis with those struggling
- whole class
- in a literacy center
You can grab the whole product here:
The entire product includes:
- clear directions for immediate implementation
- notes for student understanding
- 32-character analysis task cards
- student answer document
- answer key for quick assessing
Hope you enjoy this resource as you and your students continue to prepare during this test prep time! Hang in there!