Task Cards FAQ
What are task cards?
A CARD with a simple TASK on them. Usually in an easy-to-carry format like 4×6”.
Contents could be anything from an academic problem to a motor instruction to a speech & language question to answer. Fun to get creative!
How do I prepare them?
- Print / laminate / cut apart.
- Use organizing system like hole punch and metal
ring to hold them together or put topics in photo boxes.
- Have a way for student to record their answers
(e.g., clothespins, dot markers, stickers, etc.).
How do I use them?
- Centers: Have an assortment or assigned ones in a center. They can be completed independently (independent level) or with a staff member (instructional level).
- 1:1 instruction: Use task cards at the instructional level to work on individual student goals! You can take data on student responses lickety-split.
- In lieu of a worksheet: Sometimes it’s more fun to work on a task card than a worksheet.
- Some task cards can be used for social or communication goals! They can have instructions on them that encourage interaction or work on certain social scenarios.
Get creative and enjoy!