Help your students learn those tricky “oo” words with Shooting Hoops! This fun card game can be played different ways to help students become more familiar with “oo” words and differentiate between the short and long “oo” sound.
What’s great about this game is that it can be played more than one way. (I'd recommend printing on cardstock and/or laminating for durability.)
New learners - Taking turns, students draw one card at a time. If they can read the word, they keep their card. If they can’t, the card goes back in the pile. Special cards add even more fun (draw again, lose a card, steal a card from a friend). The student who has the most cards after all cards have been drawn wins!
Short/long sound differentiation - Playing in the same way as with new learners, students must read the word on their card as well as be able to identify the short or long vowel sound of the word.
Concentration - Print 2 copies of the word cards
This activity contains TWO sets of 48 “oo” word cards. One set of cards includes the diacritical marks on each word to help kids learn the different vowel sounds. The other set has only the word on each card. There are also 12 special cards and 6 blank cards for adding your own words. I’ve also included a recording sheet for kiddos to use, and a list of the “oo” words used in this activity differentiated by short and long sounds, simply because it made my life easier and I wanted to share it.