This game gives student exposure to open syllable vowels. Also, it increases their visual memory and experience reading this syllable type. An open syllable only has one long vowel sound and it is spelled with one vowel letter. For example, it is at the beginning of the word “able” because the letter ‘a’ is an open syllable in the word, and the vowel is long, and it is the only vowel in that syllable. Also, it is at the beginning of the word “bagel” because the ‘a’ in the syllable ‘ba’ is the last letter in that syllable thus meaning it is at the end of the syllable or it is an open syllable. And again, the vowel is long, and it is the only vowel in that syllable. It is in the middle and at the end in the word “gazebo.” The ‘e’ in the middle is an open syllable and the ‘o’ on the end of the word is an open syllable. So many times in open syllable words the vowel itself is the only syllable. This vowel can be at the beginning, middle, or end of a word. The game is played just like UNO. So have fun!