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Winter Early Literacy Games

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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16 pages
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Help your kindergarteners and struggling first graders develop important early literacy skills with this engaging activity! This simple game will allow your students to practice letter names (upper and lower), letter sounds, nonsense words, and the Dolch Pre-Primer list. Perfect for literacy centers and RTI small groups. I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine!

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Here's what's included:

- 5 different game boards (girl and boy characters).

- A set of snowman pieces- print one set per player.

- A full set of upper and lower case letters, 50 nonsense words (10 for each short vowel), Dolch Pre-Primer words

During play: Distribute each game board and set of snowman parts to each player. Select a focus (letter names, letter sounds, nonsense words, or Dolch Pre-primer sight words). Empty letters or words into a coffee can or container. Student draws a card, and reads the letter or word. If s/he is correct, s/he gets to add a dressing to the snowman. If they are wrong, provide a correction (This letter/word is…) and they wait until the next turn to get it right and add a dressing to the snowman. The first player to fully build the snowman wins! (see pic on game boards)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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