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 different types of syllables. Students read words with the goal of getting 4 in a row, similar to the game Connect 4.
With the exception of the game board for words ending in -ce and -ge, all the words on the game boards are single-syllable nonsense words, making the boards 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.
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 2 game boards, one smaller and one larger, for practicing all 6 syllable types.
There is one game board for each of the following syllables:
There is one game board for real words ending in -ce or -ge.
Finally, there are two empty game boards, one larger and one smaller, for the teacher to use with her own words.