These digital CVC Word Practice Mats are a fun, interactive, and self-correcting way for students to practice reading, typing, and building words in the short a word family. Short a word families includes are: -ab, -ad, -ag, -am, -an, -ap, and -at.
There are a total of 48 cards, with 5 tasks for students to complete per card. Tasks included on each:
- Students will read the word.
- Students will type the word.
- Students will build the word by dragging and dropping the letters into the boxes.
- Students will read the word included in a fluency pyramid. The fluency pyramid offers additional practice with reading common sight words.
- Students will pick the correct picture to match the word.
You can also find this bundle in my shop over on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Individual short a Practice Mats:
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What’s so great about Boom Cards?
Aside from Boom Cards being zero prep, they can also be used in Google Classroom, SeeSaw and/or directly through the Boom Learning website. A purchase will provide you with a license for your whole class to play on one deck, individually or at the same time! They are perfect for remote/distance learning! Note: These files are not meant to be shared. Single purchases are for single classroom use only. You may purchase an additional license if you wish to share the files with another teacher. Additionally, they may not be shared with parents or put on a school-wide server that is not password protected. Sharing is a violation of copyright.
Boom cards are also a fun and interactive way for students to work on specific skills, while also providing you with feedback on students’ progress (if students are logged in). Note: If your students are playing in Fast Play, you will not be able to check their answers.
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How do I assign Boom Cards in an LMS (Google Classroom, Schoology, SeeSaw, Canvas, Moodle, Powerschool, Class Dojo, Microsoft Teams and more)?
As mentioned above, Boom Cards can be used in Google Classrooms, as a hyperdoc! Click here, for a video explaining the process.