ZAP is an engaging game that can easily be differentiated so that students of all levels can play.
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ZAP games in the classroom
Zap games take a bit of prep to set up the first time, but after the initial set up it is super easy to swap out for new content.
I like to use Pringles containers to hold my game, but you can use any container you would like.
Kids can play independently, or in groups. I find 3-4 work best, but you can always have larger groups if you want.
Students will take turns drawing a card from the container. This is where you can differentiate as you see fit. For example, with this CVC set, you can have the following levels of differentiation:
Level 1- identify the beginning sound of the word
Level 2 - read the word, build the word (with playdoh, magnetic letters, etc)
Level 3 - identify a word that rhymes with the word
You can also make it more interactive by having kids record their answers on paper or a whiteboard.
If the child gets the card correct, they can keep it in their pile. If they get it incorrect, they put it back.
If you draw a ZAP card, you put all of your cards back into the container!
Game play continues for a set amount of time (I usually say 10-15 minutes) and then the kids count up their cards. Whoever has the most is the winner!
Other ZAP games:
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If you have a suggestion for a new ZAP product, please let me know and I will do my best to add it. :)