This card game is a great way for students to practice reading or spelling phrases with common sight words. Many of these words don't follow typical phonics rules, so repetition in the form of a engaging game like this is a great way to practice and commit these tricky words to memory. The fun format motivates students to want to read as many words as they can and encourages attention to details!
I would highly recommend printing the cards on colored paper or cardstock so that students can’t see through the cards to know when an “Oops, you got greedy” card is coming. The directions explain the way that I have found works well for keeping all students engaged, but the details can be easily modified to whatever works best for you!
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As an added bonus, these games help hone crucial executive skills such as sustained attention, auditory/visual working memory, controlling impulsive behaviors, organization, planning/prioritization, flexibility, and emotional control along with social skills like listening, taking turns, problem-solving, honesty, and sportsmanship. A range of words have also been specifically selected to help students develop a diverse vocabulary.
They are a great way to differentiate practice for all students within the general education classroom, and they are particularly helpful for students with dyslexia, ADHD/attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, and other learning disabilities/differences.
These games are a fun, multi-sensory way to work on decoding (breaking down and sounding out) and encoding (spelling) words in a way that aligns with the Orton-Gillingham approach and phonics-based programs/methods such as Project Read, Alphabetic Phonics, IMSE, Herman, Spalding, Lindamood-Bell, Slingerland, Barton, Wilson, and others.
Thanks so much for your interest and efforts to meet each kiddo where they are with reading! I'm constantly working to create and improve upon games, so I eagerly welcome constructive feedback!