In this great differentiated variety of work station games your students will be working with the r-controlled vowels. Each of the following are included in this game pack.
Game 1: Popcorn Sort
In this game students will be sorting pieces of popcorn with a picture and the word, missing the r-controlled vowel sound, into the correct popcorn bucket. The 88 pieces of popcorn will expose your students to the -ar, -or, and -er sounds.
Game 2: Shake It Up!
This is a great matching game that is different from the everyday put the cards down and flip them over. The students will be focusing on all of the r-controlled vowel sounds. Students will put the kisses in a container and shake them up. They will then dump them out and try to find matches with only the cards that are facing up. After all the matches have been found they put all of the remaining cards back in the container and do it again. This allows for repetitive exposure to these words our students use so often.
Game 3: Roll A Match!
This is another great version of the memory match game. The students will put the pictures face down in front of them. They will then roll a dice with the -ar, -or, and -er sounds. They will have to try to find the matching picture to the sound they rolled. This adds a lot of action and variety. Kids love this one, it has dice, how would they not? ( I have included a cut and make dice for this game, however, I took a blank cube and wrote each of the sounds on it and it worked awesome!)
Game 4:Puddles of Water
This sort is very similar to the Popcorn sort in game 1. This game also addresses the -ar, -or, and -er sounds. Students will read the word and sort the raindrop with the correct umbrella. Pictures and words are included on each of the 87 raindrops.
Game 5: Match It Up!
This is a typical version of memory. The cards include a picture card and either -ar, -or, or -er. Students will have to match the picture to the correct sound made by the r and vowel. This is a great lower level activity because of the number of cards to match and the students are listening for the sound as opposed to reading the words.
Each of these games have been used in my own classroom and the students LOVE them. The exposure they get and the repetition of the words have really helped overall with their reading and writing in class. I hope you will see the same results.
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