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Go Fish Card Deck--28 Pairs for Initial R (Articulation Therapy)

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This is a deck of Go Fish cards featuring only initial R. Often in speech materials, vocalic and initial R are mixed together. For my kids, I focus on one placement at a time, and so here is just initial R. These are 28 pairs of words in a 56 card deck. The pictures are beautiful, public domain shots from Pixabay. Your students will love the graphics. You will need a color printer for this. I suggest printing or gluing these onto card stock. I usually laminate for durability. This is a great deal considering how expensive card decks are from outside companies.

Here are the rules for Go Fish:
1. The dealer deals 5 cards to each player. The remaining cards are placed face down in the middle of the table.
2. One player starts. A turn consists of asking another player for a specific card to match one in his hand. For example, if it is my turn I might say: 'Mary, Do you have ‘rain'? The player who asks must already hold the matching card. If the player who was asked (Mary) has ‘rain’, then she must give it to the person who asked. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker.
3. If the person asked does not have the card asked for, she says 'Go fish!'. The asker must then draw the top card of the pile.
As soon as a player collects a match, this can be discarded face up. I often have the kids then use the word on the card in a sentence.
4. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the pile runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most matches. (I don’t stress the winning or losing part.)

Here are the words in the deck:
Rainbow Road Raisins Rug
Ribbon Race Running Rose
Ring Robot Rectangle Roots
Reading Rake Red Rolling Pin
Rain Rabbit Writing Rocket
Raccoon Row Riding Rope
Ripped Wrist Ram Roof

Initial R Go Fish deck by Ruth Morgan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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