This game has the Dolch Pre-Primer high frequency words The game can used at a center or with a teacher or support staff as a formative assessment. There are “special cards” included to make the game more interesting. Spinners are also included for determining the winner (most, least, middle, spin again, etc).
You can use these cards two different ways, depending upon the ability level of your students. If you are focusing on reading, show the word card to the student and have them read the word. If your focus is on spelling, tell the student the word without showing the card to them and have them write or orally spell the word. If they get the word correct, they get to keep the card!
Every day in my small groups, we take a “test” using one of the card games. I can quickly determine which words/skills my students are struggling with and adjust my teaching accordingly (formative assessment!!). Taking a test at the end of the small group session is also a fantastic way to motivate students to finish all of their work!
Title Card to help identify the game and help with organization.
Pre-Primer Dolch High Frequency Word Cards