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I created this game for my Dyslexic students, but every child can benefit from learning this syllable pattern strategy. By learning to recognize how vowel-r syllables work when following the letter Ww, it will help your students learn to recognize how these patterns sound in words. After practicing this strategy, it will help them begin to apply this concept to their reading and spelling. Students are excited and empowered as these strategies become routine when reading or spelling on their own.
I have included two small posters that will help teach the “Bossy R” concept to your students. I would begin by teaching your students that the letter Rr changes the sound of vowels as we hear in star when paired with the letter a, soccer when paired with the letter e, bird when paired with the letter i, fork when paired with the letter o, and turtle when paired with u. After your students are familiar with this concept, then move to the vowel-r syllables when paired with the letter w.
I have used this strategy in small groups of 3-4 students, as well as with partners. Place all cards face down in front of the players. To determine the first player, I have my students roll a die, and the player with the highest number plays first. Students take turns drawing card. When a player is able to read the card he or she drew, the card may be kept by that player. If the student is not able to read it, the card is discarded to the bottom of the face down pile. If the player draws a POW, POP, or BAM card, they must follow the directions., and then place this card face up next to the other playing cards. The student who has collected the most cards wins.
I use this game with my dyslexic students, but it can also be used in literacy stations in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, or in intervention groups in 4th and 5th grades.
Check out my Vowel-r syllable Dominoes game as well! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-r-Syllable-Dominoes-3122338
I hope that your students enjoy playing this game as much as mine do! Please don't forget to review and leave a comment! Your feedback helps me make my products better!
Thank you! ~ Kristin