I created this space-themed reading game for my students AND my son. He is a beginning reader who is really into space! I tried to use sight words whenever possible, although I’m sure my littles will still need help with certain words. This game is a fun way to integrate reading and science!
This set comes with:
*30 cards with facts about our solar system. Sight words and short sentences have been used whenever possible.
*Directions to send home, if needed (One version has the IL science standards listed. Ink-saving options are also included!)
*A 2-page game board (with full-color and ink-saving options!)
*A decorative backgrounds to copy onto the backs of game cards
*1 page of EDITABLE cards! Add your own facts!
*4 matching game pieces
This game addresses the following Common Core Standards** for kindergarten, first and second grade language arts:
RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
RF.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.1.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.1.3 & RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.1.4 & RF.2.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
This game addresses the following Illinois Science Standards for early elementary:
12.C.1a Identify and compare sources of energy (e.g. the sun).
12.D.1a Identify examples of motions (e.g. rotating, revolving).
12.D.1b Identify observable forces in nature (e.g. gravity).
12.F.1a Identify and describe characteristics of the sun, Earth and moon as familiar objects in the solar system.
**Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.