Phonemic awareness is the first, and most important, step when learning to read.
This game allows students to practise this vital skill while having fun with their classmates.
How to play:
Choose some picture cards and put them into a pocket chart. Decide how many green sheep cards you want the students to find. Put the green sheep cards behind random picture cards.
The students say ‘Where is the green sheep?’ One student has to choose a card and say ‘Is it behind the b/a/t?’ They have to segment the picture word. Look behind the picture and see if there is a green sheep. Continue playing until all of the sheep have been found.
Students choose a card and have to say something that rhymes with the picture. ‘Is it behind the mat?’ (for the bat picture)
You can give clues like it is behind something beginning with b.
Or other clues like it is red or it lives on a farm. You can speak
in speech sounds for the clues and students have to blend it
together to get the clue. I/t i/s r/e/d.
Another clue could be how many sounds the picture has.
This is a very versatile game and can be used in many ways.
There are 108 picture cards included. You can choose to use all of them or choose specific cards depending on skill level.
This game is perfect for the beginning of the year. Check out my Where is the Green Sheep Literacy Unit by following this link:
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