Dear Teacher Friends,
This is a Mardi Gras CVC (Real and Nonsense Word) game I developed to help my first graders with their decoding skills.
Many thanks to TeachesthirdinGeorgia for the use of her fantastic clipart (http://teachesthirdingeorgia.blogspot.com/) for many of these game cards! The rest were purchased at scrappindoodles.com.
I was unable to create a black-and-white version of this document. However, I did print it in BOTH color and grayscale, and it looked very nice!
I introduce this game at my teacher table during small group rotations. Following the introduction, my kiddos love to play this as a center rotation. It gives them a fun way to strengthen that consonant-vowel-consonant decoding that we all know is vital for reading fluency.
Enjoy and God Bless!