Your students will enjoy exploring r-controlled vowels with the /ir/ sound in this 2-4 player activity. The game board features furry creatures with -er, -ir, or -ur on each space and 60 picture word cards, along with a word list and recording sheet.
Players take turns rolling a die and moving forward that number of spaces. Once on the new space the player reads the letters on that space. He/she then looks at his/her cards to find words which can be completed using the r spelling on the space. A player may complete the number of cards equal to the number of animals on the space. The player must read the word(s) with the –r vowel. Other players can check the word list to determine if the answer is correct. If a correct word is made, players place the completed card(s) down in front of them. If a player lands on a space picturing an animal without fur, he/she loses that chance to put cards down.
When a player has only 3 cards left, he/she takes 3 more (or how ever many are left if less than 3) from the facedown pile. When all the cards have been used, the player with the most cards wins.
Great for centers!