We’ve been working on o-e words at our house. Here’s a fun, no prep game!
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I’ve shared a giant collection of phonics games and worksheets over the past few years. This game is part of a big collection of silent e games.
Whenever I tell my Five that we’ll be doing learning games after morning kindergarten, he asks, “Will we play Four in a Row?” It’s his favorite reading game. Mine, too!
Before we began the game, we reviewed o-e words with my free o-e phonics books and o-e fold and read cards. This was the second session we’d worked on o-e words, and he did much better than the last time. Yay!
To play, simply take turns reading the words and dotting with a Do-a-Dot marker. Whoever gets four in a row first, wins!
The first game starts simple, with CVCe words like rope and note.
The second game makes it harder by using words with beginning digraphs and blends. After one of us had won, my Five and I kept reading and dotting the remaining words. So much practice – and it takes so little time!
Game 3 goes back to CVCe words, but it also adds in CVC words (like job and pot). This does not make the game easier – it actually challenges kids to think about how to say each word instead of automatically saying the long o sound.
Finally, Game 4 adds short vowel words to the CCVCe words on the board.
This was actually the second time we’d played Four-in-a-Row with o-e words. The last time we played, he often misread the words, forgetting how to change the vowel when adding an e. This time he made hardly any mistakes at all! Woo hoo!
Have fun with these!