Why teach syllables? As students practice segmenting the syllables of words, they feel much more confident in their ability to decode. Knowing how to segment syllables will in turn help children become more fluent readers. And, as studies show, higher fluency assists in better comprehension.
READ ‘N RACE SYLLABLE SEGMENTATION is a fun and easy game to play that will help your students understand that words are divided into syllables. They will gain the ability to hear the “parts” that comprise words and to compare & explore the differences among many words… And yeah, they’ll also have some fun playing with cars.
As we all know, in order to make cars go, you need fuel. While your typical, everyday car runs on gasoline, READING RACE CARS are fueled by WORDS!
To play, draw a card, read the word and count the syllables. Now, move your car that many spaces forward on the race track.
Play with a friend and race around the track. Who'll be the first to finish three laps? How about five?!
Race on your own and see if you can set the record for the fastest lap! Can you make it in just 5 cards? Less?? Which words will get you to the finish line the quickest?
This no-dice, fast-paced board game will keep your kiddos racin' to read over and over again!
This download includes 72 word cards (with a syllable-count ranging from 1 – 4) and a blank template for customizing & creating your own syllable cards.
All materials are available in color and printer-friendly B&W.
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