I love using task cards to teach. They’re great for introducing concepts, especially for vocabulary content and grammar practice.
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But my new favorite way to use task cards is for test review.
Since one task is printed on each small card, they do not overwhelm students. Students can work alone or in pairs, go back through their interactive notebooks, and revisit concepts.
Last semester, I used them for our final exam review in my world history classes. A high school world history course spans from Ancient civilizations to the present day, so a final exam encompasses a lot of material.
I broke the task cards into two sets–Ancient Civilizations through The Age of Exploration, and The Enlightenment and Revolutions through The Cold War, Post-Colonialism, and Terrorism. I put students into pairs, and gave them a few task cards to work on each day throughout the week. Students flip back through their interactive notebooks to work on each card.
That’s the great thing about Interactive Notebooks–they serve as giant study guides. Everything the students need is right there.
I have two Jeopardy review games that we play “trivia-style” after each set. Here’s how to play:
My students’ scores were really good. I am posting the review task cards, Jeopardy PowerPoints, exam, and answer key in my TPT Store this Sunday, February 1. So check for them then. Here’s a sneak-peak at the task cards:
How do you use task cards in your classroom? Leave a comment below to let me know.
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