These task cards are ideal for many game-like activities including SCOOT. In this practice, students read passages from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Students determine the meaning of one bold word from each passage in a multiple choice format. Students do not have to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to enjoy using these task cards. Click here to get the task cards.
Playing Scoot turns using a set of task cards into a game. You play by placing one task card on each student’s desk. For easier recording, place the cards in numerical order. Give each student one copy of a sheet to record answers.
Each student will read the question on the activity card on his/her desk and will record the answer. After a length of time (approximately 1 minute),a signal is given for the students to scoot to the next desk. The signal may simply be the teacher saying “move” or a noise such as a bell. The procedure repeats at each desk. The activity continues until all students end up at the desks where they began the activity.
Common Core Skills
- Context Clues
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4.a Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
If you discover your students need practice going over definitions and rules related to context clues, check out these two FREE foldable graphic organizers. Here again, the organizers may be used as a stand alone activity independent from the book. In Chapter 21, you will find an organizer going over definitions, restatement, example, and series context clues. In Chapter 22, you will find an organizer going over contrast/antonym, association, tone/setting, and cause/effect context clues. You will find these in the September 21 and 28, 2015 Monday Blog Posts.