Efren Divided | Figurative Language | BOOM CARDS

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Teaching Literacy
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5th - 6th, Homeschool
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24 Digital Task Cards
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Looking for a fun and interactive DIGITAL way to get kids to identify figurative language? Then Boom Cards™ are your answer! Boom Cards™ are self-grading digital task cards for use on Boom Learning℠ or in Google Classroom™. (CLICK HERE to see how easy it is to utilize Boom Cards in Google Classroom™! You'll need a Boom Learning account first, which is free.)

This is a set of 24 DIGITAL task cards that allow your students to practice identifying examples of figurative language excerpted from the novel, Efren Divided, by Ernesto Cisneros.

This would be perfect as a formative or summative assessment!


  • Students read each digital excerpt and select the correct figurative language device from four multiple-choice options.
  • Students receive immediate feedback in real-time.
  • You have access to live reports showing students' performance.

The figurative language devices used are:

  • simile
  • metaphor
  • personification
  • hyperbole


NOTE: Students DO NOT have to be familiar with the text to work with this resource!


  • Students get immediate feedback as to whether their answer was correct or incorrect.
  • As the teacher, you get reports on their performance and progress!

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Prefer a PRINT version for your more kinesthetic learners? Click here!

CLICK HERE for a super FUN Efren Divided ESCAPE ROOM!

CLICK HERE for an Efren Divided word search!

Rating after downloading is greatly appreciated.

Yours in Literacy,

Sheila ☺

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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