The DONKEY Card Game consists of 22 rhyming pairs of CVCe words and a DONKEY card to provide the fun. The cards are illustrated so they can be used for explicit teaching, decoding the words and matching rhyming pairs. The game is a component of my PICTURES for Letter Tiles product which targets phonemic awareness. The pictures used are the same.
The words used are: cage/page, bake/rake, male/sale, game/name, cane/mane, cape/tape, date/gate, pave/save, maze/laze, dice/mice, hide/ride, bike/hike, pile/tile, lime/time, nine/vine, dome/home, bone/cone, hose/rose, note/vote, cube/tube, dune/tune, cute/mute
Word pairs can be omitted without it affecting the game. There is a quick, five-minute version or a longer one depending on time constraints. It is a very popular game with my students and they want to play over and over. It's this motivation and repetition that leads to learning.