This game has greatly helped the students in my class improve their reading fluency skills, without knowing they are actually learning! I have this game available during centers for them to play, however it could also be used as a Guided Reading follow-up or during RTI/MTSS time. The children laugh at the silliness of the tongue twisters, but it is actually great practice for them to read phrases and concentrate on each word one by one. You will be amazed at how much they will improve over the course of just a few weeks! I have several ELL and ESE students and this has made learning fun and gives them something that they feel successful with.
2-4 counters used for game pieces
Tongue Twister and Challenge Cards
Laminated Game Board
Set Up: Line up game pieces on the “Start” space and have a game of “Rock, Paper,Scissors” to see who goes first. Place each of the Tongue Twister and Challenge Cards
face down in the designated spot on the game board.
Directions: Player 1 draws a Tongue Twister card and reads the card to the group. Group members listen and check to see that Player 1 is reading the tongue twister correctly. If the card is read correctly, Player 1 looks at the bottom of the card to see how many spaces they advance and they move their game piece. If the player happens to land on a Challenge Card space, that is like a “Bonus Turn”. The player takes a Challenge Card and reads the more difficult tongue twister. If they get it correct they advance the number of spaces it says on the game board and their turn is over. If they get it incorrect, they stay where they are. If a player draws a “Lose a Turn” card, they do not get to choose a card and stay in the same square until their next turn. Players keep taking turns until someone gets to the “Finish” space!
Everything you need for this game is included, except the game pieces. Just print, laminate, cut, and go!