Fluently decoding CVC words is an essential skill for beginning readers. Heartbreak! is a Valentine’s Day themed phonics decoding fluency game just for CVC words!
Heartbreak is a CVC decoding word game in the style of “Bang!” focusing on CVC words. There are at least 16 different words for each short vowel. and Heartbreak cards to mix in the deck.
To prepare: print on cardstock and laminate for durability.
Shuffle the cards. Place the cards face down on the table. Students take turns picking from the pile, if they can read the word, they keep the card. If they cannot read the word, or read it incorrectly the card goes back in the pile. If they get a Heartbreak card, all of their cards go back in the pile.
My students LOVE this style of game! Using it in my classroom has really helped them improve their decoding skills and reading fluency!
I hope your students enjoy practicing their decoding skills!
Mrs. Reed’s Resource Room