Do your students know the difference between a letter, a word, or a sentence? This activity, created for your sports loving students, is designed to help your students realize that words are separated by spaces and to learn how to count words in a sentence. This is a "Lotto" style game with a spinner. The spinner tells your students to look for a sentence with 2-7+ words in it. Once they find a sentence on the board with the corresponding number of words, they cover it with a chip. I use adorable sports erasers (see picture in preview). The goal is to cover a column or the board, depending on your time frame.
Included in this product, you will find five different game boards. You will find two different spinners....one with 2-7+ and the other with the same numbers plus a "Skip a turn" or "Cover a space" which can speed up the game or slow it down. The spinners are printed four to a page.
To prepare this activity, simply download and print on card stock for durability. Laminate both the board and the spinner. Simply add a spinner or a paperclip to each spinner. And decide what you would like to use for the chips to cover the spaces. You are set to play.
This is not designed for emergent readers to be able to read the sentences. It is designed to either have an adult or older student read the sentence to them. Or once they visually understand that words are separated by spaces, your students will be able to play it independently.
Thanks so much for your interest in this emergent reading product. There are so many emergent reader activities in my store for you to see and your students to love. Here are a few you might be interested in:
Emergent Reader Bundle
My Cut Apart Book
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