Task Cards and Test Reviews

I love using task cards to teach. They're great for introducing concepts, especially for vocabulary content and grammar practice.

How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.
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How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.
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How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.
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But my new favorite way to use task cards is for test review.

How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.

Since one task is printed on each small card, they do not overwhelm students. Students can work alone or in pairs, go back through their interactive notebooks, and revisit concepts.

Last semester, I used them for our final exam review in my world history classes. A high school world history course spans from Ancient civilizations to the present day, so a final exam encompasses a lot of material.

I broke the task cards into two sets--Ancient Civilizations through The Age of Exploration, and The Enlightenment and Revolutions through The Cold War, Post-Colonialism, and Terrorism. I put students into pairs, and gave them a few task cards to work on each day throughout the week. Students flip back through their interactive notebooks to work on each card.

How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.


That's the great thing about Interactive Notebooks--they serve as giant study guides. Everything the students need is right there.

I have two Jeopardy review games that we play "trivia-style" after each set. Here's how to play:
-Put the students in groups of 4.

-Have them tear a piece of paper into scraps, and place their group number on each scrap.

-Project one question at a time.

-Set a timer for between 30 and 60 seconds.

-In that amount of time, students must agree on an answer in their groups, write it on a scrap piece of paper with their number on it, and send a group member to hand it to me.

-If they get it to me with the correct answer before time is up, their group gets a point.

-When the board is complete, the group with the most points wins (extra credit, a treat, etc…).

My students' scores were really good. I am posting the review task cards, Jeopardy PowerPoints, exam, and answer key in my TPT Store this Sunday, February 1. So check for them then. Here's a sneak-peak at the task cards:

How often do you use task cards for test reviews? They make a perfect vehicle for helping students review, as do interactive notebooks! Click through to learn how I use task cards for test reviews in this blog post.
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