This activity was inspired by listening to a conversation one day. I noticed that most of the jargon used were simply Dolch words. I thought that if I could use common contemporary phrases to make a fresh game, it would inspire my class and myself. At the same, students could get practice reading Dolch sight words in context. I think that it was successful.
There is a little novelty to this game. This game incorporates a PowerPoint and a rummy card game. The students practice Dolch sight word phrases by matching the phrases in the presentation to the words on their cards.
There are no pencil and paper activities to this game. There is built in success because as the teacher reads each phrase, it affirms the students' thoughts.
The Common Core Standards are:
Fluency: The Student will identify words rapidly so that attention is directed at the meaning of text.
Recognize 100-200 high frequency words and/or commonly irregularly spelled words in text.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
1. Group children in groups of 3 or 4 children.
2. One person in each group passes out 5 cards to each player. The remaining cards are placed face down in the middle of the table.
3. Either the teacher or another student runs the computer, if you play using the PowerPoint that goes with this activity.
4. When the first word slide is viewed the children look at the word and read it in unison.
5. All players check to see if they have that card with the same phrase. If they do, the they lay the card in their own pile of cards and take another card from the remaining pile.
6. When there is no more card in the pile to draw from, children just continue playing until someone runs out of cards or the slideshow is over.
7. The player with the most card wins.
1) Use the cards as flash cards.
2) Use the PowerPoint to practice Dolch words in unison.
I hope you enjoy this game.