Friday, July 19, 2013

Forever Freebie: Multiplication Task Cards (and some new products)

Hi all!

Is it brutally hot where you are? 

It's SO unbelievably hot here. I had to tell the kids it was too hot to go to the pool today.  Seriously.  I just couldn't brave the walk from pool back to the baking car one more time this week.  They were satisfied with some time in our blow up pool though, so we've decided to camp out in the a/c today!

I just finished working on a few projects I want to share with you all....

First, I posted a reading response booklet for Wonder by RJ Palacio.  I think this was our big winner for read alouds last year.  Although my class really loved The Tiger Rising, this book really got them thinking and responding.  This product is a collection of comprehension questions (it is NOT a novel study) about character and key plot points. The questions are mostly text dependent but there are some evidence based opinion questions and some text connection questions sprinkled throughout.  Although Common Core doesn't seem to stress text to self connections, I still think those are important for appreciating literature.

This product has two versions of the same booklet.  You can create a collated booklet by printing or copying double sided, or you give the students a few pages at a time.  I liked the collated booklet myself.  The kids kept them right next to their books during independent reading and answered the questions as they read.

Second, I also posted a Sticky Note Comprehension Booklet for Tuck Everlasting.  I just love this book!  This product is pretty similar to the Wonder booklet, but instead of lines, the students can write their answers on stickies.  Ah the magical power of sticky notes!  It's crazy how motivated kids are when work is presented slightly differently!  If you check out the preview, you can see the first two pages of the student booklet to get an idea of the types of questions asked.  This isn't Common Core aligned, it's focused on comprehension and using text evidence.  Most of the questions are text dependent.

And finally, I just uploaded a Forever Freebie...Multiplication Task Cards for Fifth Grade.  These cards are Common Core Aligned (5.NBT.B.5) and include 20 cards to help students practice multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using the traditional algorithm. Students practice multiplying powers of ten, identifying errors, identifying the missing number in a problem, multiplying up to four digits by three digits and applying multiplication skills to word problems.  This task card set includes an answer key and a recording sheet for your students.

If you purchased my Fifth Grade Task Card Bundle, I've added this set to that file.  If you haven't checked recently, I've added a few sets of task cards to this file since the end of the school be sure to re-download!

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think of the task cards!  Feedback = love!


  1. Hi Sarah:
    Glad to be a new follower!
    Thanks for sharing your multiplication task cards. I plan on using them the first week we return to school. It will be review for some, but LOTS of sixth graders still struggle with this skill.
    I'm always happy to find another "big kid" blogger...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Thanks for sharing your multiplication task cards. I'm teaching 4th grade, but our school uses 5th grade math. These will be perfect for math workstations. Thanks!

  3. I just found your blog! I'm so happy I did! I also teach fifth grade... Many of my students read Wonder this year as part of our character study in reading workshop. They all ranked it as a favorite! They adored the book! However, it appears it's going on sixth grade read aloud list. (aka the DO NOT TOUCH LIST) Shucks!

    Love all you products! And can't wait to read more of your blog!

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