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 (1) provides opportunities for beginner readers to practice phonics through fun games that facilitate learning.
The pack 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. A key objective of all these games is to help students build fluency. After playing these games, the students are already on their way to becoming fluent readers!
This pack, with original artwork, meets Common Core State Standards, and 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. Tutors who follow the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction may find these materials particularly useful.
Games for Beginner Readers (1) is the first in a series of three packs that introduce beginner readers to all the consonants and vowels. Look for the packs in the Green Ink store. The games in all three packs are interchangeable so that phonogram/ word/ controlled sentence cards from one pack may be played on game boards from another. This adds versatility to the materials: CVC words and controlled sentences from earlier packs may be reviewed in the games included in later packs. Also, some board games, such as Three Blind Mice and Read-y, Set, Go to School, may appeal to younger students, while older students may be more interested in On Your Mark... and Mountain Adventure Game.