Help your students use context clues, and determine literal from nonliteral language (figurative language) with this fun digital resource. It includes 36 Boom Cards in full color. Each card has an engaging cartoon to help keep your students' attention on the task at hand. Boom Cards play on most modern browsers, Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires.
Each Boom Card asks two questions. The first question concerns context clues and word meaning, the second question asks students to determine if the text is nonliteral or not. Students click on the answers to both questions, then click on "submit" to find out if their answers are correct. Any correct answer turns to green, an incorrect answer turns red.
This resource is useful in any third grade classroom, but has been specifically created to meet Common Core RL.3.4:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Each slide falls between a 2.9 and 3.9 reading level, according to the StoryToolz Readability index. This tool takes the average of the top readability indexes to give the approximate reading level. These indexes include Flesch-Kincaid, The SMOG index, and the Fog index.
To see the playable preview, just click the preview button. It will download as a PowerPoint slide with a clickable link to the preview.
When you purchase, you will download a PowerPoint slide with the clickable link to your resource. This download slide can be stored on Google Drive, on wherever you prefer to store your purchased resources. Putting this link on PowerPoint Show allows teachers to directly link to the resource quickly.
If you are not familiar with Boom Cards, you are going to be very impressed. The boom cards you have purchased will always be available to you. The site also offers teachers the ability to track student progress (free for 90 days), After that if you like this feature, it is available for a very low price.
Note from the Boom Card site:
Boom Cards live in the cloud. They play on most modern browsers, Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. You open a Boom Learning account to play them (to protect the children). Create Fast Play pins to assign your Boom Cards to students.
Boom Learning also has premium accounts. Premium accounts offer advanced assignment tools, individual and whole class performance tracking, and more. If you are a new Boom Learning customer, when you redeem your Boom Cards purchase you get 90-day free trial of a premium account. When your trial ends, you can renew or move to a free account. You may upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. Free accounts use purchased Boom Cards with Fast Play pins.
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About this author:
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
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