This game is tons of fun in small groups. I have various levels of the same game so you can differentiate within your reading groups. This set uses the Dolch Pre-Primer word list.
How to play: Put the cards in a basket or bag. The firdt player chooses a card and reads the word or instruction. If it is a word and is read correctly then they keep it. If it is an instruction card, follow the instructions.
"Superstar"- read 4 fast! After they read them I let them wear star shaped "superstar" glasses until someone else draws a superstar card and earns the glasses.
"Flip, Flap put your cards back"- if you draw this card you have to return all your cards into the bag.
"Surprise"- get to choose an extra card.
The player at the end with the most cards wins! Have a blast!
If you love this game check out my other versions! Sneaky way to differentiate so the whole class can play.