Use this game with your students during Word Work or in a small group. Common Core Aligned:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
What to Do:
1.) Cut out cards and easily differentiate by determining the purpose of the game (i.e. identify the name of the letter or the sound that it makes or a word that starts with that letter).
2.) Put cards in a container so that students may pick out one card at a time without looking (a trick or treat pumpkin, small tin pail, shoe box, baby wipe container, oat meal container or tissue box can all work well).
1.) Determine how long you would like a game to last (5-25 minutes is suggested depending on the students and context for the game).
2.) Students choose one card at a time and say the letter/sound/word. If they can identify the card correctly, they keep it. If not it is “up for grabs” and another player can identify the card for a steal. If no one can identify it, the card goes back into the pot. This ends the player’s turn and it passes to the next player.
2.) If a player draws an “Boo!” card the player puts all of his cards back into the container, and play continues with the next player.
3.) If a player draws a “Trick-or-tTreat” card the player can take a card from another player of her choice.
4.) When the time is up, the player with the most cards wins.