I believe it's important for children to be engaged while they are learning. This game is a fun activity and best played with a partner. Use this for a center, or early finishers, etc.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Word study word cards (could be from sorts, use sight words, etc)
- Erasers or game chips/pieces for moving across the board
- 1 die
I've seen that children like to change up their activities, so having a choice of theme really goes a long way!
My suggestion if you are using sorts every week for word study:
At the beginning of the week, students cut up their word sorts and keep them in a pocket holder to use for the various word work learning throughout the week. Use those same cut out words for this game! The words are already made in this situation.
Playing with a partner:
1. Set a stack of word cards to the side of the game board.
2. Player 1 rolls the die.
3. Choose one word card.
4. Player 1 moves their game piece.
5. Player 1 follows the instruction on the board for the picture landed on.
6. Player 2 repeats the process.
7. Keep taking turns until someone reaches the finish.
8. Play again!
In this game students are practice their words in these ways:
Say a word with the same pattern.
Say and spell your word with your eyes closed.
Use your word in a sentence.
Tell what your word means.
**Each game also has it's own unique question, for instance, What do you love about Fall?
HOW TO PREPARE:
My suggestion is to laminate or print on cardstock for sturdiness.
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