Make a copy of the Four in a Row words (I did this on color cardstock).
Cut out the -er words
Each player will need a Four in a Row mat. They should take turns drawing an -er word, read the word, and place it on the matching word on their mat.
The first player with 4 -er words in a row wins.
I used this writing response and Four in a Row activity after reading the poem A Sliver Of Liver, from Kids Pick The Funniest Poems:
Just a sliver of liver they want me to eat,
It’s good for my blood, they all say;
They want me to eat just the tiniest sliver Of yukky old slimy old slithery liver; I’m saying no thanks,
No, I’ll pass for tonight but tomorrow I might
Simply Beg for a sliver of liver.
“Give me liver!” I’ll cry. “I’ll have liver or die! Oh,
PLEASE cook me a sliver of liver!” One piece might not do,
I’ll need two or a few, I’ll want tons of the wobbly stuff,
Of that quivery shivery livery pile, There may not be nearly enough.
Just a sliver you say? No thanks, not today.
Tomorrow I really can’t say;
But today I’d sooner eat slivers of glass, Eat the tail of a skunk washed down with gas,
Eat slivers of sidewalks and slivers of swings,
Slivers and slivers of any old thing,
Than a sliver of slimy old quivery shivery
Livery liver today.
You could easily cut off the top portion if you just wanted to use the Four in a Row activity with your students.