You will really get your money's worth with this fun game!
"Payday!" is a reading game that also involves a bit of math. Students will get valuable practice and/or review with the four most common spellings of the long a sound: a_e, a, ai_, and ay.
2-6 players are dealt 5 cards each per round. Each card has a coin value that is associated with a spelling of the long a sound (a_e words are worth 1¢, 'a' words are worth 5¢, ai_ words are worth 10¢, and ay words are worth 25¢). Players must read the words on their cards, and then add up the value of all the correctly read words. The player whose cards are worth the most is the winner for that round.
Students will enjoy adding up their totals to see just who will have the biggest PAYDAY!