Task Cards at Saturday Camp

I was at camp the past 2 Saturdays! Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Well, it was. For the fourth graders who came!

We had our last push before Reading and Math STAAR testing this week.

We invited 50 of our students who could use a little more motivation before the test and rotated them through 30 minute long sessions to review some skills that we knew they needed some help with. We made them hands-on and fun. We spent from 8-12 each day, so students were exposed to 3 math and 3 reading activities each day.

I planned the reading activities. I knew right where to go to get components for a couple of great games.

We played fact/opinion basketball with Rachel Lynnette's great task cards.

I created a 2 point line and a 3 point line on the floor with masking tape. I divided the group into 2 teams. The kids got to shoot a Dollar Tree soft ball into a trashcan from one of the lines after correctly answering a question. They loved this activity!

We also played a board game with some more of Rachel's task cards.  For this one, we used the author's purpose cards.

I made game boards from her freebie game board download. Isn't this board cute? I found some fun little birds at Dollar Tree to use as game pieces.

I own tons of Rachel's task cards and we use them in so many ways in my class. Go check out her blog and see how others have used them, too!

And please keep your fingers crossed that my kids do well on their tests!


  1. Love the idea!
    We are now on to remediation!
    Might have to go grab some more task cards!
    Good luck! I know your kids will do great!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  2. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I love Rachel's task cards and so do my kiddos. I'm a new follower.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching


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