Carson-Dellosa Task Cards & Giveaway

It's the last Monday of July {gasp!} and, if you're like me, 
you're starting to think seriously about back-to-school supplies. 
What new resources are you excited about?

Roger Lewin once said, "Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve," and that's why I'm loving these new 
Available for grades K-5, these write-on/wipe-off cards will take your students up Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains from simply remembering and understanding, through applying and analyzing, all the way to mastery, including evaluating and creating. 

Each of these boxes contains 50 cards for math and 50 cards for language arts; each Task Card is aligned with a corresponding 
Common Core State Standard.

The Kindergarten-level (age 5) cards include prompts for centers that could also easily complement calendar time, be morning meeting talks, or act as drawing topics for journal time. They include options to integrate the cards into other skill sets as well. Engage your artists with this card:  Use clay or another material to make a sphere and a cylinder. Weave in some acting with this one:  Use a voice like a lion to count to 30. Start at 11. Connect with your kinesthetic learners with a card like this: Count to 100 by ones. Clap your hands or tap your feet as you say each number.

Formatted and packaged in the same style, the other levels through grade five follow suit. Grade 1 Task Cards include prompts that are understandably a bit more rigorous and developmentally-appropriate for six-year-old students. Brightly colored like the K cards and still perfect prompts for centers, writing, or buddy-buzz time, these cards are more detailed and include even more chances for extension. Let's look at this sample card; not only does it ask for the students to read a short story and answer How? and What? comprehension questions ...

... but it also opens up an opportunity to talk about what an animal shelter is and possibly even spark a service-learning project because students love to help animals. Maybe they can't get a get a kitten like the little boy on the card, but brainstorm with them about what they could do to support your local animal shelter. What might the animals need? 
How could your class family help?
When Common Core meets core values like caring and helping, 
it's bound to create a win-win.

Our friends at Carson-Dellosa even have a free teacher resource guide available for this product {here}.

Have I piqued your curiosity about these critical-thinking Task Cards? 
Cool, because Carson-Dellosa is giving away a box of the Task Cards {the grade level of your choice!} or any one item from the Common Core Products on the graphic below to one lucky reader. 
WoW! ... I know, right?

Click to enlarge and see your many options!

It's easy to enter. Simply leave a comment about how you would use the product of your choice and then check back Thursday to see who won. Contest is opened between now and Thursday, August 1st, at 12:00 p.m. central time. One winner will be selected at random from all of the comment entries and announced Thursday afternoon. 
Come back then to see if it's you!

This contest is now closed.
Click {here} to see who won.

Thank you, Carson-Dellosa, for this awesome product and partnership.
Here's to a magical 2013-2014 school year. 


  1. I think the Language Arts file folder activities would be great for centers, early finishers, and reteaching/reinforcing skills with an adult volunteer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Hey Barb! How fun that you get to give these away! It's just like Christmas! As you know, I teach 2nd grade, but we do have a new counselor coming to our building from the middle school. If I won these, I would give them to her to help her feel more at ease teaching character to our young ones!
    Patty Rutenbar

  3. This looks great! I would pick the Common Core kit for Kindergarten! I would use them on my bulletin board to show what we are learning for that day/week. Thanks for the chance!


  4. OMG these are stunning, gorgeous details and colors. Excellent work you did.

  5. These cards look awesome! I would use them for problem of the day, exit tickets, or center activities.

  6. Task cards K
    All the way,
    For thinking skills
    Every day.
    Colourful and bright,
    What a delight!
    I'd love to try
    Before I buy
    Some more of these
    So pick me pleeeeease! :)

  7. ^^^ This is amazing! ^^^

    I would use these for early finisher tasks, center activities, 5 minute fillers - you name it!

    Mindful Rambles

  8. Love this, I want these for my 1st graders! I would use the during calendar, warm up, and/or centers.


  9. Thanks for the chance to win! This would get me even more excited about going back! In first grade, I would love the task cards! We are starting to implement the core more this year. I would love the tools for close reads and guided reading groups for extending comprehension.
    Sarah Clausen

  10. I think the math file folder games look great, I do guided math in my class and I am always looking for new games for them to learn from using. My first graders love it!

  11. I feel these would be beneficial as an resource for my class which is new this year at our campus. I will have a collaborative kindergarten class room. There will be 14 general ed. students and 10 special needs students. We will have a general ed. teacher, special ed. teacher and a teacher assistant.

  12. I would use these for centers/stations for my third grade class!

  13. I love the task cards for grade 1. I began using Daily 5 in my classroom for reading and math last year and have been creating my own tasks. It would be great to start the year with common core aligned tasks for my students to complete. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


  14. These would be a great addition to my resources. I am a special education teacher and these would be a great review/reteach/practice for my students! Thanks for an opportunity to win these...

  15. As it is my first year teaching 3rd grade, I could really use these as centers during Daily 5 and Daily 4 math! I am lost for centers! These would be lifesavers. What a great way to hit common core standards while, pre teaching and reteaching and most importantly having fun!

  16. I teach first grade and I could use these cards as centers, small group activities with volunteers, or possible intervention assessments.


  17. I would use these for my centers!

  18. As a special education teacher I would use these to teach, reinforce & practice skills. Thank you for the chance to win! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

  19. I would love the task cards for 4th grade! I would use them for exit tickets, or possibly for review or centers. Thanks for the opportunity to win them! :)


  20. I love the grade one task cards and I think they would be perfect for centers. They look fun and engaging. stefandf14@yahoo.com

  21. The Math File Folder Games for Kindergarten would be perfect to use as I am trying math centers this year. This would make the set up so much easier. They all sound so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  22. This year is our district's "bridge" year with Common Core. I would love to have the Complete Common Core Kit for 4th grade. This would be an awesome resource! Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. Fourth Grade, "I'm done, what do I do?" and for those students who like to come in early, or stay late.

  24. The task works would be a great asset in my classroom I would use them in centers, as time fillers and many other ways. I really want a set.

  25. I think the Language Arts/Math 4 Today books would be great for morning work while getting everyone settled in.

  26. I love Carson Dellosa! My school started the shift to Common Core last year and I think having appropriate materials are one of the keys to implementation. Task cards would be a great addition since they can be used in small groups and centers. Thank you for the opportunity!

  27. I would use these as an early finisher or center activity. I think task cards are great!


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