Building Words {Long Vowel Word Families Small Group Game Edition}

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Help students build strong word attack skills with this fun and engaging, hands-on, word building game. Building words is a great way for students to practice decoding and blending sounds in words.

In this game, students will combine onsets and rimes, focusing on long vowel word families. Learning and practicing the rime patterns helps children familiarize themselves with many more words that contain the same rime pattern.

This small group game is for 2-6 players.

Here is what’s included:

✅One Game board

✅Eight Different Games (one game for each long vowel and three games with a mix of all the long vowels.)

✅Six different colored generic mats. (Use these if you do not want to print a set for each vowel.)

✅Six mats for each vowel, labeled with the vowel.

✅Onset and rime cards for each game.

✅Basket labels for onset and rime cards.

✅Student directions for the game. I included a set of directions for those who choose to use the recording sheet and a set for those who choose not to use the recording sheet.

✅Answer keys for each game. Students use the answer keys to make sure the words they built are real words. If they are unsure of what a word means, teach them how to look up the meaning of it in the dictionary.

✅An optional recording sheet for each game.

Here are the word families included:

•Long a Game -

ace, ade, age, ake, ale, ame, ane, ape, ate, ave, aid, ail, ain, ay

•Long e Game -

ea, ead, eak, eal, eam, ean, eap, ear, eat, ee, eed, eek, eel, een, eep, eer, eet

•Long i Game -

ibe, ice, ide, ie, ied, ife, ight, ike, ile, ime, ine, ipe, ire, ite, ive

•Long o Game -

oad, oal, oan, oat, obe, ode oe, oke, ole, ome, one, ope, ose, ote, ove

•Long u Game -

ube, ude, uit, uke, ule, ume, une, use, ute

This game is perfect for:

⭐Small groups



Teacher Note

I created this game with first graders in mind. However, it is also appropriate for kindergartners who are ready to learn about long vowel word families and second graders who need to practice decoding and blending individual sounds in words.

Click here to read my blog post about this game!

Click on the links below to see all of my building words resources!

Building CVC Words

Building Words FREEBIE {Word Families Edition}

Building Words {Word Families Edition}

Building Words Mats {CVC Word Edition}

Building Words Mats Bundle {CVC Words and Silent e Words}

Building Words Freebie

Building Words {Challenge Edition}

Building Words {Short and Long Vowels Edition}

Building Words {Long Vowels Edition}

Building Words Mats {Silent e Edition}

Building Words {Long Vowel Word Families Small Group Game Edition}

Building Words {Vowel Teams Edition}

  • This version does not include sentences to highlight and each page includes 9 words to build.

Building Words {Vowel Teams Edition}

  • This version includes sentences to highlight and each page includes 6 words to build.

Building Words {Blends Edition}

Building Words {Blends and Digraphs Edition}

Building Words Bundle Part 1

Building Words Bundle Part 2

Building Words With r-Controlled Vowels FREEBIE

Click here to see the Math Edition!



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