suffix ed multi-sensory target game
I am always brainstorming new ways to make phonics, or OG lessons multisensory. This is a game I came up with that my students really enjoy playing to practice the three sounds of suffix -ed.
I review the rule with the student(s) using the reference sheet. I cut out all the cards for the words I’m going to use, or I just pick a sheet to use. I verbally state a word. Depending on the student, I might give them the card (or sheet) to look at because a lot of my students are visual learners. After the student decides which sound the suffix makes on that word, and verbally states their answer, they can proceed to hitting the appropriate target. I mark on my checklist if they answer correctly or incorrectly. Often I will ask students to state the rule as well. Why did they choose that sound. How do they know it’s right?
I put the targets on the wall or outside on trees and the students use different means to hit the targets. Things I’ve used have been throwing bean bags, water balloons, squirt guns, and even a laser pointer. If I’m using this in the winter, I’ll laminate the targets and have students throw snowballs to hit them. Use whatever creative materials you have that would be appropriate for your location and students. I like to get my students outside, but you can use them inside as well. I have even put the targets on the floor and had students stomp on them. They love mixing up the ways I have them hit the targets. You can use different sizes of targets depending on your needs.
1. large and small targets
2. spelling rules sheet for reference
3. 4 pages of words (15 words per page or 60 total) that can be cut out and used as cards or kept together as a sheet.
4. checklists for the teacher to record which words the student answers correctly or incorrectly
*I use this activity when I tutor with just one student or it’s fun to use with a small group of students where I switch off giving students words. If using it with a whole class, have
students partner up.
I have two more games in this format to practice other concepts:
ck, k, ct, and ic for /k/ OG sound spelling game (includes 90 practice words)
tch and ch OG sound spelling game (includes 60 practice words)