Monday, August 5, 2019

Why I Love Using Task Cards in Spanish Class

¡ Hola ! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! When I was recently asked to share the most essential resource for my Spanish class, it took me about .5 seconds to decide what to write about- task cardsTask cards are HANDS-DOWN my favorite resource. They get students out of their seats, promote collaboration, are super easy to use, provide a well-rounded review, and can be used in a ton of different ways! Essentially, they are small cards with tasks for students to complete on them. It might be a verb to conjugate, an open-ended question to answer, finding an error in a sentence and rewriting the sentence correctly, filling in the blank with the correct form of a provided verb, or something else.

Task cards can be over any topic you choose. It could be a grammar point like telling time in Spanish, a verb tense like the preterite or present progressive, verbs groups like reflexive verbs or stem-changers, or vocabulary like body parts. Whatever you want your students to review! They can be used for a variety of activities, the best ones provide a well-rounded review of a topic, they promote collaboration and conversation, and students say they really help their understanding! They are as easy to use as just printing and cutting. I have always thought a good engaging lesson plan was the best classroom management tool a teacher could have and task cards make a great addition to any lesson plan! Speaking of plans, they make a great sub plan, too! 

If you haven't used task cards before and are looking for ideas, here are two blog posts I wrote about using task cards in Spanish class!

Ready to try task cards in class? Here are three FREE task cards sets! Each includes 12 cards, a student response sheet, answer key, and links to the above blog posts for easy access to ideas.

Click HERE to see all 60+ sets in my TpT store! 

Now that you have heard about my most essential resource, I am going to send you to my friend Jess of Miss Señorita to read about hers! I can't wait to see what she has in store for you! Click her logo below to go to her blog.

If you end up using my task cards in your classroom, I would love to hear about it! Please tag me on IG (@laprofeplotts) or let me know on Facebook! My students and I love task cards and hope you and your students do, too!

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