My class LOVES to read the Room and Play I Have, Who Has during our morning meeting time. Great way to introduce, reinforce and assess students' knowledge of the short vowel sounds with a Read the Room and an I have, Who Has activity.
To play I Have, Who Has: (Taken from short u pack)
Print and laminate cards. Have kids stand in a circle and give each child a card. There are 24 cards so if you have extras, kids can double up on a few. The student with the card that says, “I am first. I have RUG. Who has HUB?” starts off. Then, the child with HUB reads his card. The game continues until all cards have been read and the last person says, “Who HAD RUG?”
Note: I play this game after I feel the kids have a good grasp of this sound and know a few blends, Often I play it during morning meeting. They love it!
To Read and Write the Room:
I print, laminate, and hang the 12 cards around the room. (If there are more than 12 cards, I feel it makes the activity a bit too long.) I have small groups grab a clipboard and recording sheet and search for/write the short u words down. They must be sorted into -ug, -uff, -ut, and -un. When they finish recording (on included sheet), I have them read the words to a friend. For an extra challenge, have your higher students write more short u words on the back of the recording sheet or write sentences for some of the words.
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