We all know that learning and practicing the short a word families as early beginning readers helps to make acquiring the other short vowels and their word families that much easier. It's not too early in the year or in your students' reading quest to begin working with short a in these fun, student-centered games and activities!
The "Short a Word Family Games and Activities" 67 page Collection includes:
* Uno with -at & –am word families: Played similar to regular Uno, players can put down a card from their hand that either matches the shape or the word family.
* I Have, Who Has (2 versions): Fast-paced, whole group reading words game that involves movement.
*Write the room with at & am: Students are given a recording sheet and a clipboard. They walk around the room finding pictures and spelling the words on their paper. A word bank is included for extra help. Answer key included for easy grading.
* Crazy Cupcakes Memory & Matching: includes 5 different sets of cards all highlighting a different short a word family that can be used to play memory or use some or all of the sets to play a sorting and matching game. Directions for variations included.
*Who’s That Family Game?: Identify the picture’s word family and mark it on a game board with a bingo chip.
* Super “Short a” Reading Race: Students use a gameboard and a manipulative as an avatar. They must read the short a word cards and move the amount of spaces indicated on the card.
*Extra Worksheets: includes 9 worksheets that can be used as centers, classwork, homework, or for extra help.
5 – Read the word, Write the word, Stamp the word
3 – Read the word and draw an illustration for it
1 - Complete the word by adding the ending sound
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