Memory – Pelmanism – Pairs – Concentration: a card game for reading cvc words with short vowel sounds
This is a memory game with playing cards for practice in reading consonant vowel consonant words with short vowel sounds. It is also useful in developing memory and matching ability, and social skills such as following the rules of a game, turn taking and winning or losing amicably. These cards can be used to play Snap too.
This pack contains:
Memory game instructions
How to make up the game cards
A list of cvc words with the letters a, e, i, o and u
9 pages of game cards
A choice of digital papers for backing the cards, one blue and one black
Copyright and credits
I have chosen to create cards without pictures for this game to ensure that each word is sounded out and the letters are blended together to read the word. Pictures can encourage guessing and make it difficult to know whether the child has mastered the word. There are also some blank cards for you to add your own words.
Two different fonts have been used for the game cards, one is Century Gothic and the other OpenDyslexicAlta, created for children with dyslexia. Century Gothic is clear and easy to read with a simple form of the letter ‘a’ which is good for younger children. OpenDyslexicAlta has been developed for readers with dyslexia and the style is bottom heavy. In particular, the letter shapes of b and d have been designed to be able to distinguish between them more easily.
There is also a US and a UK version of each game. The US version is designed to be printed out on Letter Paper and the UK version is for A4. Both have also been spellchecked for American English and British English spelling. As British English is my ‘first language’ I would be very grateful if any American friends spot a spelling error in my products that you would let me know. Thank you. Please contact me through ‘ask a question’ on my site or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very happy to take requests to personalize a game for you or let me know what new products you would like to see in my store. For example you might want a particular set of words on the cards, or perhaps a letter or letters highlighted in color. Feedback is also welcome.
Stephanie Christie - Win At Phonics