Help your students build fluency with these literacy games that focus on phonological awareness. This literacy pack includes phonic work with initial consonant blends, consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs, and r-controlled vowels. It comprises 11 literacy games. Each colored game sheet - with 8 matching words for each spinner section - can be laminated or placed inside a plastic sleeve. There are instructions on each sheet; the game could be adapted to suit your students’ needs, e.g., ‘3 in a Line’ instead of 4.
Other Game Variations:
Bump – the objective is still to claim 4 words in a line (row, column, or diagonal); instead of circling the word from their spin, the player can dot the top left corner of the word box with their colored marker (each player has a different-colored dry erase marker); if a word has only one dot, that dot can be bumped off with another player’s dot if that word matches their spin; if a player has 2 dots in the word box, they win that word; the first to have 4 words in a line is the winner (1 or 2 dots in the word boxes).
Race to the Finish – 2 or 4 players; each player can pick 2 columns or spinner sections (2 players) / 1 column or spinner section (4 players); if a player spins and has no words left beginning with that blend/digraph, no word is circled and it is the next person’s turn; the first player to circle all their words from their spinning is the winner.
The games can support your guided reading lessons. Pairs/groups can play by themselves or with your instruction.