Today I’m sharing another set of free reading games for your learners! This time we’re focusing on the long i sound.
I’m on a mission to create a giant variety of free phonics games for new readers. Here’s our next set of games!
Free reading games for y, ie, and igh words
This week we’re focusing on the long i sound in one syllable words. In the download you’ll find four game boards with four different ways to play.
Here are the words we’ll focus on:
long i spelled y – cry, fly, fry, shy, spy, try, sky, sty, sly, dry, by, my, why
long i spelled ie – die, tie, pie, tied, flies, ties, tried, fried
long i spelled igh – high, nigh, night, light, fight, tight, thigh, high, right
Game one: Roll & Read
This is the simplest game in the pack. Just print it and have your students take turns rolling a die, moving along the path, and reading the words .If they land on a number, they need to go forward or backward that number of spaces.
Game 2: Roll & Read (second version)
In this game, students need to notice the spelling pattern in each word. Instead of rolling the die to move along the path, they roll a die and check the key at the top of the game and move to the closest word with that spelling pattern.
For example, if a child rolls a 2, he should move to a word with -y, such as spy or try.
Game 3: Roll & Sort
For this version of the game, print the game and the recording sheet. Two students can use the same sheet, or you can print one for each player. Have them take turns rolling the die and moving along the path. When they land on a word, they should read it aloud and write it in the correct column on the recording sheet.
Game 4: Read & Do
This game is for your students who have no trouble reading these words but can use extra practice with language and writing. When they land on a word, they check the key at the top of the page. If the word is outlined in pink, the child names a rhyming word. If the word is outlined in blue, the child uses the word in a sentence. And if the word has a yellow outline, the child writes it on a piece of paper without looking at the game board for help.
My Six wanted to write all the answers, so he created the recording sheet in the above picture so we could record our rhyming words, sentences, and spellings.
And there you have it!
One game board that you can use in four different ways – to meet the needs of all your learners.
We hope you can use these no-prep long i games!
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Your students can complete these activities in Google Slides on a computer or tablet. The activities give them practice with ai, ay, ee, ea, ie, igh, -y, oa, ow, oo, ui, and ew.