|Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Foldable|
I LOVE using task cards in interactive notebooks. It’s a great way to provide proof of learning. I have created these Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Account Task Cards, and I am so excited about them! Each of the sixteen cards has two different accounts of the same event. One is a firsthand account and one is a secondhand account. I have also included guiding questions to helps students firmly grasp the goals of the standard. The questions help students compare and contrast the two accounts, understand how the focus is different depending on the source, and discern the differences in the information provided.
Complete several of the cards together, first. Annotate the cards as you would a close reading resource (Did you know that almost ALL of my half-page reading task cards are perfect for close reading?) and dissect them well.
The students can then glue one of the task cards into their notebook and answer the guiding questions using the individual student question prompt sheet. The resource also includes a recording sheet if you don’t use interactive notebooks. After we have completed the task cards together and in the notebook, they are perfect for small groups and to put in your literacy centers, too!
Do you have any other ideas for teaching this tough skill? Please share them in the comments!