This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Christmas and Chanukah in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the rest of the cards, there is a definition and then students select the word that matches the definition by clicking on the correct word from a list or typing the correct word in a box. Students read the text and they can also click on the audio symbol to hear the directions and words in the word bank, plus all the definitions on the cards, read aloud.
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The cards have 4 types of multiple choice and fill in the blank responses, with 5 cards in each set:
a) Cards 2 - 6: Multiple choice with 4 possible answers
b) Cards 7 - 11: Multiple choice with 2 possible answers
c) Cards 12 - 16: Fill in the blank with the correct word; these cards provide a picture as a clue
d) Cards 17 - 21: Multiple choice with 3 possible answers
There are 10 cards with words about Christmas and 10 cards with words about Chanukah, mixed randomly in the deck. (The word Chanukah is used because the “Ch” sound more accurately reflects its Hebrew pronunciation but the common English spelling Hannukah is also included on a card so students can see the word spelled both ways.)
This resource is aimed at English Language Learners with an intermediate level of language proficiency or higher. Other students may also enjoy it.
* They exist only online: You’ll save paper because you don’t need to print them.
* They are visually appealing: Since they are digital, they are in color and you don’t have to worry about using up printer ink.
* They are low-prep: You’ll save time because students just need an internet connection and a device to use them.
* They are self-grading: You’ll save time assessing students’ work because the cards automatically indicate right and wrong responses.
* They are interactive: Students must engage with the cards in a game-like manner, which helps keep them motivated.
* They are self-checking: Students will immediately find out if their answers are correct or incorrect.
* They can be used as a whole class activity on an interactive whiteboard or individually if students all have a device.
* Use on computers, tablets, and smartphones: Offers greater access if you don’t have enough computers for every student; it also means they can be used at home as long as students have access to a smartphone.
* You can assign Boom Cards with Google Classroom™.
* Depending on the type of your Boom Learning account, you can get reports that track how your students did when they use decks
What you get in this product:
★ Cover (1 page)
★ A table of contents & list of ELA CCSS addressed for quick reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher section with background information & link to the resource on the Boom Learning site (2 pages)
★ Descriptions of the 4 types of cards in this deck (4 pages)
★ Copyright, social media & credits information (1 page)
★ Directions to students and the list of target vocabulary words (1 card)
★ 20 cards for students to match definitions with the target vocab words (20 cards)
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