Sometimeswriters have difficulty determining the correct way to spell words that contain the "schwa" sound in the unaccented syllable. These students have demonstrated mastery of most simple prefixes and suffixes, and are making spelling mistakes that resemble PICKEL for PICKLE and BAGLE for BAGEL. Because there is no generalization or rule for spelling these words, these students need exposure to a variety of words with these endings and opportunities to explore, practice and harvest these words. This game is a fun and social way for students to provide students this practice. This is appropriate for use during word study, at the end of a guided reading group for extra practice, during a literacy station, as part of an intervention lesson, and/or with a parent volunteer or paraprofessional.
This product includes a print ready, follow-the-path, file folder game, that only needs a little cutting, gluing and laminating to be used. In addition to the board and game pieces, there is an optional recording sheet that could be used for written practice or as a method of collecting words for future reference.
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