This game is intended to practice blending and recoding skills while focusing on spelling patterns and word families.
In this game, students draw cards and keep any they can read. The cards in their "bank" are then sorted into word family piles. Once they have collected 5 words in a family they can "lock" it in place as cards that they will safely keep. If a student draws a "free" card-all the cards that are not locked in their pile will go back into the draw pile. The student with the most cards remaining wins.
This file includes 120 word cards with long and short vowel sounds. To differentiate for different learners, pull word families with spelling patterns you have not yet taught, and include them as "challenge families" for higher students.
I intend to increase the word cards, and will update the file as I do. Please let me know if there are any questions or extensions you'd like to see! Please rate the product after downloading. I appreciate your feedback!