Aligned with common core to teach and practice cvc, cvcv, cvvc, blends,and digraphs.
My students ask to play this game over and over again!
SWITCH decoding may be used in a word work or literacy center. I have also used the cards for my guided reading groups.
*For two to six players.
*Deal four cards (face up) in front of each player.
*Place the rest of the cards in a draw pile in the middle of your playing space.
*Turn over the first card in the draw pile.
*The first player plays one of his/her cards on the top of card from the draw pile. The player’s card must match the beginning sound or rhyme with the draw pile card. *He/she must read the card (with or without help) as it is played.
*If a player does not have a card to play, the player must draw another card. The card may be played if it has the same beginning sound or rhymes. If the card is not able to be played it is added to the players cards face up in front of him/her.
*SWITCH CARD: A switch card may be played if a player has no other card that is able to be played. The player may choose any of her/his cards to place on top of the draw pile. The SWITCH CARD is then discarded and may not be used again.
*The game ends when one player plays all of her/his cards. To speed up the game, you may use a timer. At the end of given time, the player with the least amount of cards is the winner.
*I have included blank card for you to program in sight words or other words specific to you curriculum.
*For my use, I glued the SWITCH cards to recipe cards and laminated for use year after year.