Practicing short vowels? Trying to teach your students how to decode words? Then slides and ladders is a great game for your students.
5 different game boards, each focusing on a different short vowel, allow students to practice decoding words based on their short vowel sounds.
Copy the game boards for students to play with partners or in small groups. Simply roll the die and move your counter that many spaces. Students must read the word correctly to stay on that space or they go back to where they were before. Land on a ladder and you get to move your counter up and read the new word. Land on a slide and you have to move your counter down to read the new word.