Category: Boom Cards

Should I be teaching Syllable Types?

Syllable Types. What are they? How do I teach them? The most important thing is to know why teaching syllable types matters. In other words, why should I spend time teaching this skill? Here’s your answer: a child will remember word patterns and his decoding skills will improve once he

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Make Distance Learning a Success

You may already be using Google Classroom for distance learning, but what about a digital resource called Boom Cards? You can easily make distance learning a success and your life easier at the same time!  Boom Cards are digital task cards in an educational game format. Along with being no prep for teachers

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8 Reasons to Use Boom Cards with Students

If you use task cards in your classroom, you will LOVE digital task cards, specifically, Boom Cards!  Digital, self-checking task cards are my favorite way to differentiate learning and engage learners. These are the top 8 reasons I’m a fan (in no particular order): 1) DIGITAL  No printing, laminating, and cutting

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12 Ways to Help Striving Readers

So, you have some kiddos that read effortlessly and a couple that just can’t “take off”. What to do? In this post, I’ve listed 12 steps to help striving (struggling) readers make progress. Read on. First of all, you have to figure out what your student already knows and doesn’t

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Teach Phonemic Awareness With No Teacher Tears

What is Phonemic Awareness? You may have heard that phonemic awareness is an essential building block for reading, but aren’t sure why. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes (the smallest units of spoken language).  It is the primary predictor of early reading and spelling skills

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Boom Cards Digital Resources are Easy to Master

You may have already jumped on the digital resources bandwagon and used Google Classroom? Maybe you’ve also heard of a digital resource called Boom Cards?  Well, Boom Cards are digital task cards in an educational game format. Along with being no prep for teachers and self-checking, they are also FUN

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Boom Cards Make Life Easy!

[social_warfare]Boom Cards. Ever heard of them? Maybe you’ve heard of them and have no clue what all of the fuss is about. Well, let me tell you! They are the BEST. What if you had No Prep to do? What if all of you student’s work checked itself? What if

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1 Easy Way To Rock Phonics and Reading Skills

[social_warfare]As a teacher, you already know that the primary focus of phonics instruction is to help readers understand how letters are linked to sounds (called phonemes). Pretty easy on a basic level, right? We need to build strong phonics skills in order to create strong reading skills.   As a

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How to turn Reading Struggles into Reading Success

This 4 page Reading Strategies: Context Clues Guide will save you time and stress.