This pack bundles Games for Beginner Readers (1), (2) and (3).
With some students, learning phonics may take time and lots of practice. Students don’t mind repetition so long as it’s fun. Games for Beginner Readers (Bundle) provides opportunities for beginner readers to practice phonics through fun games that facilitate learning. Tutors who follow the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction may find these materials particularly useful.
Section 1 introduces students to ten phonograms: a, b, f, h, I, j, k, m, p, and t. In the card game, Three Blind Mice, students blend sounds together to form real and nonsense words. In Fat Bat Bingo, students decode real – and then nonsense – closed syllable words, comprising only the featured phonograms. In the game, Read-y, Set, Go to School, students also practice reading sight words and controlled sentences.
Section 2 builds on what students have learned in Section 1. Students start playing new activities and games with familiar phonograms. Then new phonograms are introduced at a rate that suits the ability of the student. This pack gradually introduces ten more phonograms: c, d, e, g, l, n, o, r, s, and u. Through play, students practice blending individual phonograms, decoding real and nonsense words, and reading controlled sentences. As students try the All Aboard activity, and race each other down the mountain in the Mountain Adventures Game, they build fluency in reading.
Section 3 builds on the earlier sections and introduces the phonograms qu, v, w, x, y, and z. In the game, On Your Mark…, students practice blending phonograms. In Busy Bees, up to four students take on the role of bees trying to reach their hives unscathed. In doing so, they decode words; read controlled sentences comprising all the consonants and vowels; and build reading fluency. This pack also explores onset and rime in Got It? rhyming games.
The games can be used time and time again by individual students or by students in small groups. The materials are perfect for extra literacy practice and for literacy centers.