My students absolutely LOVE playing this game – I love it, too, because they are practicing their Core Words!
I print 2 sheets of each Core Word list I am adding to the game. I do this so there are 4 of each word, just like with a traditional deck of cards. I print on colored card stock, different colors for different decks as I usually have multiple sets so many students can play.
When we play GO FISH we ask for the match and you must spell it after you ask for the match you are looking for. For example, do you have learn? L-E-A-R-N? This is what reinforces the correct spelling.
I hope you enjoy playing GO FISH!