This is a game I call "First to 5." It uses the first 100 Frye words, and I've put the words in alphabetical order for printing ease. You can pick out which words you want to teach or review with students. There is no set number of players, so you can use as many or as few words as you'd like. Simply pick the words and matching mats you want to use. Students each chose a mat. Then they take turns drawing a word. If someone draws their word, they get it. The first one to get all 5 words wins! It's a simple game, but they don't feel pressure since it's the luck of the draw for the winner.
I have struggled to get my lowest readers to remember these key words. I am constantly trying to come up with new games to keep practicing these words in an engaging, fun way. This is one of their favorite games to practice the words with. Once they know how to play, they can play independently very easily. I've been using these words all year in stations and just switching out the words each week. It's been perfect for my lowest readers.
It includes the first 100 Frye words plus the words: am, call, its, sit, word, here, me
*The popcorn are a little time consuming to cut out since it’s all 100+ words. I cut out only the ones I needed at first. Then I cut the rest as needed as the year went on. I wanted them to stay all the same shape, so they can’t cheat off the feel of them. Plus I wanted them to match what we call them in the room. I hope you enjoy and feel the investment in cutting pays off!