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2. TREASURE HUNT
1. Está cerca del sacapuntas.
2. Está adentro del diccionario azul.
3. Está al lado del escritorio de Emma.
In order to make this work, you need several different versions of the sheet with the clues so the entire class doesn’t move around from task card to task card like a school of fish. It is easy enough to do with the copy and paste feature on a computer. Just mix, mix, mix those clues and turn the students loose! Dollar store eye patches for the winners, anyone?
1. Choose which pages you want to print. If you are using any of my task card sets, that would be pages 4-11.
3. Push print and voilá. You’ve got all 48 task cards on two sheets of paper. That is a TON of great practice for a student that needs a little extra help. They can either write their answers on the back of the papers or you can print them off a response sheet. When they come to class the next day, you can either have them self-check with the answer key or you can go over the answers with them. Either way, you will get a good idea about what they know or don’t know.
5. MAKE-UP WORK
We can see it coming from a mile away. The dreaded form or email that is a pre-arranged absence homework request. I think they wouldn’t annoy me so much if students ACTUALLY DID THE WORK I PUT TOGETHER. I used to spend a lot of time making beautiful packets for students. After about the 6th time Johnny didn’t complete his packet during his two-week vacation to Disney World, I said forget this and came up with the idea to use task cards. Just like in #4, I print them off 24 to a page, staple the two pages together, and boom. You’ve got a great review for a student of a topic. Throw in the notes and let the student work through the different tasks.
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If you end up using any of these ideas in your classroom, I would love to hear about it! Please tag me on IG (@laprofeplotts) or let me know on Facebook! We have really enjoyed these activities and I hope you and your students do, too! As always, if you loved this post, I would greatly appreciate you pinning it for me ↓ so others can enjoy these ideas. ¡Gracias, amigos!