Sometimes readers and writers have difficulty differentiating the medial short vowel sound in CVC words. These students have demonstrated mastery of most word families, but need opportunities to practice with mixed vowel sounds. Students who are English Language Learners or who have a reading disability, may have an even more difficult time hearing and applying these sounds. These students need opportunities to use pictures that require listening and hearing, rather than relying on the visual cues from written words. This game is a fun and social way for students to enjoy practicing short vowel comparison work, using pictures with the option for written application. This is appropriate for use during word study, at the end of a guided reading group for extra practice, during a literacy station, as part of an intervention lesson, and/or with a parent volunteer or paraprofessional.
This product includes a print ready, follow-the-path, file folder game, that only needs a little cutting, gluing and laminating to be used. In addition to the board and game pieces, there is an optional recording sheet that could be used for writing practice.
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