Games make learning fun. These simple board games make learning to read fun and exciting! Each board game in the PHONICS MERRY-GO-ROUND series focuses on one key learning concept. Students can play the game over and over again and go round and round like a merry-go-round on their journey building confidence and success as a reader.
To play the game, 2 or 3 students choose small markers to use such as manipulatives or small toys. They place their markers on the START space, then take turns tossing a penny to see how far to move for their turn. Heads moves 1 space forward on the board. Tails moves 3 spaces forward. As they progress from space to space, taking turns, students read each word aloud. Not only will they see and read each word, but they will hear the other players say the words, too. The first player to reach the END space wins. Then they can go 'round the board again and see who wins the next time they play!
This board game teaches the -ALE word family. The first word students read on the game matches the picture in the center of the board to help get them started with confidence and accuracy.
These one-page printable game boards are perfect to use in your learning centers! Laminate for sturdy play. Or print out a copy for each student and send home to play with a family member as homework for the learning to continue. The PHONICS MERRY-GO-ROUND games are great for free time, too. You can get them all!
My husband Jeff (an elementary teacher for over 30 years) and I (a writer of nearly 100 books) here at our store, Teacher + Writer, love to help children learn to read. The PHONICS MERRY-GO-ROUND games are board games that are based on the board games I made when our two sons were learning to read. They loved them and learned so quickly from them!
In fact, as a result of playing games similar to these at home, I got the idea to write the bestseller for Scholastic Teaching Resources, 25 READ AND WRITE MINI-BOOKS THAT TEACH WORD FAMILIES. This book of reproducible little books is still available to buy and has sold over a quarter million copies to date. I wrote two more books in this series that you can get for your classroom, too:
25 READ AND WRITE MINI-BOOKS THAT TEACH PHONICS
26 READ AND WRITE MINI-BOOKS: BEGINNING SOUNDS FROM A-Z
And now, I have a brand new set of books that will help kids learn how to read while reading Bible stories! Check out BIBLE FAVORITES, the first set of ten early readers in the ONE SENTENCE STORYBOOKS series at http://tinyurl.com/lnpucup
Be sure to visit the store TEACHER PLUS WRITER to see all the other available products created by teacher Jeff Sanders and writer Nancy I. Sanders.
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