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Find the Print Features Task Cards (K-1)

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PDF | 4 pages | Grades: K - 1

Use these task cards to aid kindergarten and first-grade readers in recognizing print features and concepts of print.

Kindergarten Features of Print Activities for Guided Reading

Task cards are an effective way to practice early literacy skills and develop reading skills in a structured and organized fashion. This resource is designed for the primary reader, a reader who is experiencing the wonders of print for the first time.

Learners will be able to utilize these cards with any book, making them a versatile addition to your classroom collection. These task cards do not require students to write; instead, they simply complete each card by placing a sticky note or slip of paper over the print feature as it is discovered in the text.

 The concepts covered in this resource include 

  • capital letters
  • lowercase letters
  • punctuation marks
  • words that begin sentences
  • spacing between words and letters
  • Front, back, top, and bottom of books
  • Author, illustrator, and book titles

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your guided reading lessons

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by

  • Completing the activity in a one-to-one or small group session.
  • Pair students with a partner to complete the activity.
  • Provide an example of each print feature and allow students to access an anchor chart or visual reminder of print features during the exercise.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline PDF version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in each corner to place them on a binder ring. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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