October 22, 2013

Tried It Tuesday: Multi-Skill Scoot Task Cards and Pin It to Win It!

I'm linking up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday.

I've recently been working on LOADS of Scoot (task cards) Activities. I started out making one set in early October for each of the Language Arts classes that I teach as a fun way of practicing routine skills. All three classes LOVED the Halloween themed activities so much that they began clamoring for more, sooooo......... I got busy! You can see all of the scoot games that I've made HERE. These scoot games can easily be turned into literacy centers or used as you would use any task cards. They're quite versatile.

One Scoot game that I'm most happy with is my newest.

I realize that the actual content of this scoot pack won't appeal to many teachers (I teach in a Catholic school and it's perfect for me), but the idea behind it is rather sweet IMHO. Instead of focusing on just one skill in this pack of 25 task cards, I included six! With just one set of scoot cards your students can practice Simple Subjects and Predicates; Types of Sentences; Sentence Structure; Identifying Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives; Distinguishing Clauses and Phrases; and identifying Prepositional Phrases.

Here's how it works. Notice the varied fonts on the following card?

With one card, you can vary the student directions:
  1. For all of the odd numbered cards, identify the simple subject. For all of the even numbered cards, identify the simple predicate.
  2. Tell whether the bold-faced red word is a noun, verb, or adjective.
  3. Are the italicized words an independent clause, a dependent clause, or a phrase?
  4. Is this sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory?
  5. Identify the prepositional phrase(s) in the sentence.
  6. Is this a simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex sentence?
I LOVE it since now I can use just one set for all three of my Language Arts classes (grs. 5, 6, and 8). This means less "stuff" to keep track of, less to print, and less to store. I like this idea of multiple packaging scoot ideas so much that I am currently converting my Fall Prepositional Phrases Scoot into a multi-skill activity. I can hardly wait to complete it and use it with my students, especially my eighth graders since they had already used the cards for work with prepositional phrases.

If you and your students like scoot/task cards as much as my students and I, then don't miss this opportunity to win a pack of six Halloween Scoot Activities suitable for grades four through eight. It's my birthday on Saturday and I'm celebrating by giving away a birthday present to one lucky blog visitor.  Just visit the product page and pin the scoot pack to Pinterest. Then go to this BLOG POST and leave your pin address in a blog comment. On the evening of October 26th, I'll randomly select a blog comment to receive the scoot pack FREE! That's it! Easy peasy! Just in time for Halloween next week.

Speaking of Halloween... it's not too late to add your holiday product or idea to my Halloween Linky Party! Come on over and join in the fun!

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. I teach 6th grade too! It is always nice to find a new 6th grade teacher blog to follow! I pinned your product http://www.pinterest.com/pin/550565123167395507/ and am off to do some more pinning as I explore your blog.
    Happy Teaching :)
    - Kate
    Kate's Classroom Cafe

    1. LOVE finding another 6th grade teacher blog also! I'm your newest follower!

  2. These task cards look great and are just the skills we have been working on! Great work!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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