This product contains game boards to use in the reading drill portion of an Orton-Gillingham reading lesson. The game boards use a common roll & read format for students to practice reading closed syllable exceptions and words with beginning and ending sounds of /ch/ & /th/. Students read words with the goal of getting 4 in a row, similar to the game Connect 4.
I have provided two game boards for welded sounds: one game board with real words and another game board using only nonsense words. The game boards with nonsense words are more suitable for older students as well as younger. Older students who struggle to read have a tendency to read holistically rather than phonetically, making them poorer readers overall. Using nonsense words forces students to decode words phonetically rather than guessing at words based on how they look. Nonsense words are especially important when practicing closed syllable exceptions.
Game can be played in groups of 2 or more. Each player uses a different color chip. Players take turns rolling a die. On each turn, the student chooses a word to read in the column with the number on the die. If read correctly, the student places a chip on the word. The first player to cover 4 in a row in any row or column wins!
There are game boards for each of the following closed syllable exceptions:
• most kind, wild, old words (real & nonsense words)
• words with –al, –all, & al- (real & nonsense words)
• closed syllable exceptions -ang & -ing (real & nonsense words)
• closed syllable exceptions -ank & -ink (real & nonsense words)
• all short vowels with welded sounds -ng & -nk (real words)
• words with beginning and ending sounds of /th/
• words with beginning and ending sounds of /ch/
Once students understand how to play the roll & read game, this set of game boards creates a literacy center with many different options for skill practice!