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:
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 activity sheets!
Click here to see the CVC Word Edition.
Click here to see the Word Families Edition.
Click here to try a FREE -ad family activity sheet!
Click here to see the Short and Long Vowels Edition.
Click here to see the Long Vowels Edition.
Click here to see the Vowel Teams Edition.
Click here to see the Long Vowels Small Group Game Edition!
Click here to see the Challenge Edition, where each activity sheet contains 16 opportunities to build words.
Click here to download a FREE Long a sheet from the Challenge Edition.
Click here to see the Blends Edition.
Click here to see the Blends and Digraphs Edition.
Click here to see a MONEY SAVING BUNDLE of the following editions: CVC Words, Long Vowels, and Blends and Digraphs.
Click here to see a MONEY SAVING BUNDLE of the following editions: Word Families, Short and Long Vowels, Challenge, Blends, and Vowel Teams.
Click here to see the Math Edition!
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