It’s time for more free reading games!
I’ve been creating a huge variety of games and activities as I help my Five master common phonics patterns. Today I’m sharing his favorite game – Four in a Row. This time we’re working on “ee” words.
As far as phonics patterns go, “ee” is one of the easier ones to remember. For the first game board, we took turns reading “ee” words and dotting them with a marker. The goal was to see which of us could get four in a row first.
I guess I was a bit distracted – my Five beat me quickly!
The second board game is a bit harder because the words begin with blends (gr, st, sw, etc.) and digraphs (wh, kn, sh, etc.) But again, it was a quick game.
This time I won.
For the last game, I added in short vowel words. This really helps kids slow down and look at the patterns. A few times, my Five read those short vowel words as if they had long e. He read “bled” as “bleed,” for example.
After he won, I had him read and dot the remaining words for extra practice.
Have fun with these!