Unique card game with 51 different vowel blends to practice. Use in a guided reading group or in a literacy center.
How to Play: The teacher chooses a few sound sets the student group needs to work on, also including sounds they have mastered. There should be about 5 sound sets for each student in the group.
Each player receives 7 cards and arranges them so that they see the words and no one else can. The rest of the cards are stacked face down in the center of the table. The first player chooses another player to ask for a sound which they have at least one of in their cards already. Here is how they should ask: “Amy, do you have short e, ‘eh’?” They should say the name of the sound and then the sound it makes. (A suggested list of how to say each sound is included.)
The turn continues until a person does not have a sound asked for. At that point, the player takes a card from the stack in the middle and the turn is over. If a player has a set of 4 matching sounds, they take the stack and place it off to the side. Play continues until all the cards are matched and the winner is the player with the most matching sound sets.