Do you ever have trouble with kids grasping the concept of CVCe words and/or rules? Do they need lots more practice and review? If you answered with a “yes” to either question, this is the game packet for you! This packet is jam packed with fun and memorable activities and games used to reinforce the sometimes difficult concept of CVCe words. Kids will love the games and be excited to practice the skills. The games in this packet require teacher preparation (possible cutting and laminating). They can be used at centers, Daily 5, RTI times, small group work, or even early finishers.
Games in the packet include:
This includes 14 pages (84 game cards) to make multiple games. Players have to match up long vowel words with the “magic e”. Sheets are separated so that you can focus on one vowel sound at a time or mix and match. The game can also be used as memory/concentration.
*Silly Putty Words
This activity is probably one of THE coolest word work activities EVER!!! I have written CVCe words (and short vowel partner) BACKWARDS and REVERSED on cards. Kids use white paper to trace over the words with pencil. After they press the silly putty onto the word, they will slowly lift the putty from the paper. (This is where the magic happens.) When the kids turn it around, they will see the word written correctly!! From there, students can read the words while stretching out the sounds (with their mouths and hands pulling the silly putty).
This word work activity can be used in centers, small group (teacher) instruction, RTI GROUPS, and/or the Daily Five. 16 pages are included.
There are 11 pages of CVCe words (separated so that you can focus on one long vowel sound at a time). This activity works great if used as a center for extra word practice. Kids place the pokey word sheet on top of construction paper and secure it with a paper clip. Next they use a push pin to poke through both papers while following the dotted lines. After all of the words have been poked, the kids can hold it up to a light source (window etc.) and the words will shine through. It is AMAZING! The kids get so excited and can take them home to share and hang on their windows.
Kids take turns pulling a piece of popcorn from the bag. He/she must read the word out loud to the group. After it is read correctly, the child can keep the popcorn piece. The game continues on like that with each child taking turns. When a piece of popcorn with the word “POP!” on it is picked, the player must put all his/her popcorn pieces back in the bag EXCEPT the “POP!” piece. Keep that out of the bag and set it to the side (out of play). The game goes on until all popcorn pieces are removed from the bag. To determine a winner (if interested), each player counts his/her popcorn pieces. The player with the most pieces wins.
Note: If you want students to focus on a small set of words, copy one page 3 or 4 times. This allows for repeated practice and a more intense focus. 12 pages of words (144 total) are included. You can set the games up by separate long vowel sounds of you can mix them together.