Roll-n-Read games are a fun way to practice reading and using vocabulary and pattern words. This Roll-n-Read game provides practice reading words with short vowels, blends and digraphs.
Some assembly is required. All you need to do to prepare these boards is print, trim, glue to file folders for sturdiness, and laminate for durability. You will need place markers and a spinner or die. I use items in the classroom for place markers, such as counting chips, cap or mini erasers.
These are the game rules I use in my classroom: To begin the game all players place their markers at start. Players take turn spinning or rolling the die and move their markers that number of spaces on the board. Players must then read the word where the marker lands. As a challenge players may use the word in a sentence or say a true rhyming word. Players return to their previous place on the board if they are unable to meet any of these objectives. Players follow directions in special spaces, either “Move ahead…,” “Go back….,” “Lose a turn,” or “Spin/Roll again.” The first player to land on “Finish” wins. That means players must roll or spin the exact number needed to land on “Finish,” and not go past.
These games are useful in small group guided reading lessons and/or literacy work stations.
Have fun teaching and learning!
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