These spring-themed adjective task cards were designed to help students practice identifying adjectives in the context of sentences. Students will be asked to read a sentence on each card and list the adjectives they find on the recording sheet provided.
Twenty-four unique task cards and an answer key are included.
Task cards can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom. Here are a few ideas:
Play Task Card Scoot: Tape cards around the classroom and send students on a scavenger hunt using clipboards and their recording sheets. This is an effective way to get kids moving while learning and can be done as a whole class or small group activity.
Display Under a Document Camera: Project each card under your document camera. Students complete the task on individual dry erase boards. Great for a quick formative assessment!
Literacy Centers: Place the cards in a center bin and provide students with recording sheets. Students can work individually or in pairs to complete all the cards in the bin and record their answers.
Ticket to Your Seat: Hold up a task card and call a student’s name. The student must name the adjectives on the card successfully before he or she can transition to the next activity.
Ticket to Leave: When students are lined up at the classroom door, hold out cards and ask each child to solve a task card as they pass by to exit.
These activities address the following Common Core Standards for Grades 1 and 2. They may also be helpful for use with third graders as a review activity before delving into comparative and superlative adjectives. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F: Use frequently occurring adjectives. *CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.E: Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
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