These games are designed to provided practice for students with letter order. There are three games included: Missing final letter, middle letter and initial letter. You can also combine the cards to make a mixed skill practice game. This important foundational skill is often tested on standardized and/or computerized tests.
These games can be used at a center or as a formative assessment in small group instruction. They can also be used by a teacher, support staff or volunteers to reinforce skills. Every day in my small groups, we take a “test” using one of the card games. I can quickly determine which words/skills my students are struggling with and adjust my teaching accordingly (formative assessment!!). Taking a test at the end of the small group session is also a fantastic way to motivate students to finish all of their work!
There are several spinners included in this packet. In my classroom, we use a spinner at the end of every game to determine the winner. This way, the person with the most cards is NOT always the winner! It also adds an element of math into the lesson – counting and comparing numbers!. To use the spinner, just print on cardstock &/or laminate. Use a brad and cut out the arrow (or use a paper clip) to make the “spinner”.