Are you struggling to get your students to read? Once a student has crossed the bridge from an emergent to a beginning reader, how do you get that student to decode words consistently? This activity is the answer! There are many patterns within words that will confuse young readers unless those patterns are explicitly taught and practiced. For example, if your student comes to the word "boat" in a passage, that student may pronounce the "o" and "a" as short vowels instead of the long o sound. This game is PERFECT for helping your beginning reader practice word families. This can be played one-on-one or in small group settings. There are 32 word families included in this game along with anchor charts, nonsense words, and a check for understanding page for EACH targeted pattern. There are 174 pages included in this document and the word families/patterns included are as follows: aw, ai, all, am, an, ar, at, ay, ing, ea, ee, en, er, ight, is, ir, it, ill, in, ou, oa, old, on, oo, ow, or, ink, ur, un, y, ank, and oi.