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The DONKEY Card Game consists of 22 rhyming pairs of CCVC 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: clap/flap, slam/cram, flag/drag, plan/scan, crab/grab, stem/them, sled/shed, brim/trim, ship/skip, grin/chin, clip/drip, blot/shot, drop/crop/prop/stop/shop/chop, snob/glob, plod/shod/trod/prod, club/grub, plum/glum, plug/snug, stun/shun
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.
I have included the Triple P Screener for Phonics, Phonology and Phonemes so you can see where this game is useful.