My beginning reader loved this set of games for learning to read short a words. We think your learners will like them too!
21 Games for reading short a words
How to play
- Print the game board of your choice (use the Table of the Contents so you don’t have to scroll through the file to find what you want!)
- Grab two Do-a-Dot markers or a set of pair of crayons or markers in two different colors. Power magnets work if you put the game on a magnetic baking sheet.
- Take turns reading a word on the board. Dot, color, or cover it.
- Whoever gets four in a row first, wins!
We started with the “at” board because this is a word family he knows really well. Since the whole board features just words that end with at, your child gets a lot of practice reading the same words over and over again. Let’s hear it for automaticity!
We practiced “am” words too.
Many of the boards come with a second game featuring the same word family – but this time, they add words with beginning digraphs (such as sh, ch, th, and wh) or beginning blends (such as sw, sp, pl, and tr).
We played a few games before my little learner was ready to be done.
Another day, we pulled out the games again. This time we also used a game that reviewed three word families all at once. You’ll also find two games in the download that review all the short a words.
Enjoy this fun way to practice reading short a words!
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