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The Chrysalids Game Bundle


The Chrysalids Game Bundle – A perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

Each game includes quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:  

  • Important vocabulary and terms
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Foreshadow
  • Literary elements
  • Plot 
  • Characters
  • Quotes
  • Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

The breakout rooms include clues and answer keys for the teacher. The teacher can give students hints if they struggle in their quests.

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work independently. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.  

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, facilitating discussions and class activities.

The bundle includes 320 questions in total!

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

Check out this free sample from Chapter 1

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Check out my other Interactive Games

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
18 games and 1 presentation
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Free Kindergarten Sight Words Practice Digital Boom Cards Distance Learning”

by Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O’Block
Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Speed up your students’ recognition of the Primer (Kindergarten) sight words with this FREE sampler Boom Cards deck that brings the fast-paced action of racing to your reading practice making it exciting and motivating for students.

Students get to be the tire changer for the Sight Words Speedway pit crew and see how fast they can put the correct sight word tires on the race car.

They will feel like they are part of the action as they hear the car roar into the pit, listen to the crew chief say the sight word, find the correct tire, put it on the race car, and quickly repeat the process for the other tire.

Real racing sounds make it extra fun (includes an audio feature that plays racing sounds and says the sight word)!

These cards are self-checking so students know right away whether they are correct making them self-motivating! Young students can work independently!

Please see the preview file for a playable sample.

These cards are an easy and fun way for you to assess your students’ sight word mastery and will rev up your students’ interest in practicing sight words.

Students enjoy the interactive nature of the cards and these Boom cards require NO PREP making them easy for you. Students simply access the Boom card deck on a laptop, desktop, iPad, smartphone, tablet, or interactive whiteboard and complete the sight words digital task cards.

This is a FREE sample that includes 20 sight words from the Primer (Kindergarten) Dolch Sight Word List (2 sight words per card). The full product has all 52 sight words from the Kindergarten (Primer) Dolch Sight Word List and is available here.

all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like

Motivating & engaging practice for small group or whole group reading instruction, individual practice, centers, assessment, homework, etc.

What fellow educators are saying about this resource:

“Very, very helpful resource to help keep my students engaged, focused, and motivated.” – Brittany H.

“This was enjoyed by my entire class. I only purchased it to use for my small groups and for those students who needed additional help. However, the entire class loved it.” – Misty D.

“All my students loved to search for their sight words! It is such an engaging way of practicing them!” – Circi N.

“These are awesome! My students really love them!” – Reach Them and Teach Them

“This allows students to have fun and learn. A great review and reinforce activity.” – Concha J.

“What a fun activity for sight word practice! My students love the sound effects!” – Joan G.

What are Boom Cards?

Boom Cards are interactive, self-checking digital task cards that require NO PREP (no printing, cutting, or laminating required)!

They offer an easy way for teachers to assess important skills and a fun way for students to practice these skills.

They are perfect for whole group instruction on an interactive whiteboard or small group instruction, center activities, individual practice on an iPad, laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

New to Boom? Boom Cards live in the cloud. They can’t be printed. They play on most modern browsers, Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires.

When you redeem your purchase, you open a Boom Learning account to play the cards (they are played on Boom to protect the children). You 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 a 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.

If you do not subscribe at the end of your trial, you will be able to continue using Boom Cards with the Fast Play feature. Fast Play does not track individual progress.

Boom Cards play on modern browsers (released in the last three years) on interactive whiteboards, computers and tablets. Boom Cards apps are also available. Not sure if your browser is modern enough? Try a free Boom Cards deck first.

You may also like:

Sight Words Kindergarten (Primer) Digital Boom Cards

Editable Sight Words Activities, Printables, Awards, Treat Tags Racing Theme

Sight Words Practice Pre-Primer (Pre-K) Dolch List Digital Boom Cards

Sight Words First Grade Dolch Sight Word List Digital Boom Cards

Sight Words Second Grade Dolch Sight Word List Digital Boom Cards

My collection of Digital Boom Cards™


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