This game is for late Kindergarten and early first grade. It is a review of the Pre-Primer Dolch sight words. This game makes the learning of high frequency words fun. Children love Tic Tac Toe and I have found that they love this game, too.
The Common Core Standards are:
Fluency: The Student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed at the meaning of text.
• Recognize 100-200 high frequency words and/or commonly irregularly spelled words in text.
• Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Children play this game as they would Tic Tac Toe with a few exceptions.
1) Instead of X's and O's, children use red, green, or yellow apples. Each child makes his choice of color.
2) Players mutually decide on who will start.
3) When a player put down his/her apple, he or she must read the word. If the player had difficulty, the opponent helps out.
4) The first player to get three in a row or diagonally wins.
This game is played in pairs, but you can put all the apples in the middle of a table, several students can play at the same time. There are 45 apples, which is plenty for sharing.
In this packet, you will find a title page, directions, assembly instructions, 10 Tic Tac Toe grids, and 45 apples. You will need to copy the apples onto red, yellow, and green paper. You will not have to use as much color ink that way.