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!
I recently played these “ee Four in a Row” games in my reading intervention groups and my kids absolutely loved them! And I love it when they are having so much fun learning. It’s activities like these that make a real difference for my struggling readers. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the quality resources you so generously share.
I’m so glad the kids liked these, Danielle!
I can’t tell you how much I love your site. When you’ve been teaching vowels for the last 7 years it’s nice to have some new things to play with the kids.
You’re very welcome, Hazel! I know how nice it is is to have new activities to try!
Hi. Do you have a blank template that you would consider sending me? I am a reading interventionist and some of the hard/soft c and g words were too complicated for my kids. I would love to program easier words for them. Thank you for your consideration!
I just added some editable templates to the subscriber library, so if you subscribe to my newsletter you can go there to grab them.
Thank you SO much! I really appreciate that you made the templates.
Even though things are very difficult for you right now, remember that God always has a plan for you. He knows you are strong and will be able to handle it. However, try to take some time for yourself. Do something that will make you smile.
I will keep your family and especially you in my prayers!
Thank you, Lynnie, for your encouragement! God is getting us through this one day at a time.
Wonderful – like the one on green best!
The ee games are Just in time for my lesson with my firsties.Yay
So glad you can use them, Azra!