Sometimes readers and writers have difficulty identifying the beginning affricate blend sounds (dr/tr/gr/br). These students have demonstrated mastery of most initial consonant sounds and beginning blends, but make mistakes such as JRUM for DRUM or CHREE for TREE . Students who are English Language Learners or who have a reading disability, may have an even more difficult time hearing and applying these sounds. These students need opportunities to use pictures that require listening and hearing, rather than relying on the visual cues from written words. This game is a fun and social way for students to enjoy practicing affricate blends comparison work, using pictures. This is appropriate for use during word study, at the end of a guided reading group for extra practice, during a literacy station, as part of an intervention lesson, and/or with a parent volunteer or paraprofessional.
This product includes a print ready, follow-the-path, file folder game, that only needs a little cutting, gluing and laminating to be used. In addition to the board and game pieces, there is corresponding worksheet that could be used to support the skill.
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