This game was made to address 2 different reading levels: beginners who are working on merging sounds to read CVC words and those working on blends, digraphs, and long vowel sounds. I have used games like this one successfully in my own classroom for years. Such games provide students with the necessary practice to develop into confident, fluent readers.
This set includes 2 versions of the game board (one is full color and the other has a white background to save ink), a directions sheet, 30 CVC word cards, 30 sentence cards, 1 page of editable cards, and 4 printable game pieces.
This game addresses the following Common Core Standards* for kindergarten, first, and second grade language arts:
RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
RF.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
RF.1.3c Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
RF.1.3g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.2.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.