5 Reasons to Use Vocabulary Task Cards With Your Students

5 Reasons to Use Vocabulary Task Cards With Your Middle School Social Studies Students

I have posted several times about vocabulary task cards. You might be wondering why you should use them. Here are my top 5 reasons to start using vocabulary task cards with your students right away:

  1. They’re interactive.
  2. Physically touching and moving the cards around the table into different combinations with different connections is great for kinesthetic and visual learners.
  3. Students develop effective communication skills when they debate, discuss and finally decide where each card belongs in relation to the others.
  4. Moving the cards, talking in class and playing vocabulary games with the task cards is fun! When students are having fun in class, they engage and learn far better than when they’re bored.
  5. They are very effective! Since I’ve started using my cards, I’ve given my students ungraded pretests before the activities and an ungraded post test after. The average pretest scores are typically around 10-15% proficient while their post test scores average above 80% proficient!

So, if you are interested in trying vocabulary task cards with your students, CLICK HERE to see what sets I have to offer, and CLICK HERE for a FREE resource of games to play with them that are fun, inclusive and effective.

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CLICK HERE to see a blogpost about one of my sets – English Colonization.

 

 

5 Reasons to Use Vocabulary Task Cards With Your Middle School Social Studies Students