February 13, 2017
It is only after that explicit instruction that I introduce different phonics games. I believe that the game portion is to help students with fluency. When they are learning to read and decode new words, it is only through practice and repetition that students gain the fluency and ability to read the words quickly.
I recently came out with a ton of print and play math games for different skills in the classroom which was designed to help students with the same thing – fluency! Since creating those games, I knew I wanted to do the same for different phonics patterns so students could have many different options and activities to practice their fluency.
All the games only require dice, crayons, cubes, a paperclip, and a pencil! They are designed for ease! I wanted teachers to be able to quickly print out a game from their computer and teach it so they can get back to efficiently teaching the other students in their classroom. The directions on the games are simple for students to understand and many of the same game-playing concepts are seen throughout all the games.
I have created six games for each of the different phonics skills:
– short vowels (CVC words)
– long vowels with silent e (CVCe words)
– long vowel teams
– consonant blends
– r-controlled vowels
I thought I would take a minute to share some examples of the games.