In this printable fishing game, students work to meet the following standards: "Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words; Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.”
Title page with standard reference, Materials list (see below), Assembly instructions, Game play instructions, "Keepers" and "Throw back" labels, fish printables (includes an additional 24 blank fish for your customization needs), and turn-in sheet to check student mastery.
Materials needed for the game include:
Game pieces (included in download)
Pencils, dowel rods, or empty paper tubes (for poles)
Empty tissue boxes, small buckets, or large manilla envelopes (2)
String, fishing line, or strong thread (for lines)
Place all fish on the floor or inside a box/bucket/container to be fished from. Each child takes a turn lowering his/her fishing pole to “catch” a fish. The magnet may need to be placed directly onto the paperclip in order for the fish to be caught. If multiple fish are caught, have the child choose one without reading the word first. The child then reads the word and determines if the word is spelled correctly. If it is correct, the child places the fish into the “keepers” box/bucket/envelope. If it is spelled incorrectly, the child places the fish into the “throw back” box/bucket/envelope. When all fish have been “caught”, the child writes the words in the “keeper” box/bucket/envelope on the “Let’s Go Fishing” turn-in sheet.