Try these simple reading games for ee words!
Have you seen our growing collection of reading games? I’ve shared over fifty free printables for silent e words, in addition to short vowel games, r-controlled vowel games, and other phonics patterns.
Today I’m sharing my first free printable for “ee” words.
These games are a fun adaptation of traditional flash cards. Your child can play these alone or with a partner. Simply take turns rolling the die. Then read that column of words. As your child improves, challenge him to see how quickly he can read each list.
You can see that this game (pictured above) features six columns of rhyming words. My kindergartner breezed through them without any trouble.
This game slowed him down just a tad – because the words in each column no longer rhyme.
All the words in this game feature beginning blends and digraphs. Except the word geese – whoops! I’ll change that before I upload the file to this post. 🙂
My Five did well with this one, too, but he had to slow down a bit.
This is where the games get tougher. I mixed short vowel words with the “ee” words. This will really test your child to see if he understands when to say the short e or long e sound.
This game is just like #4 except that it has longer columns of words.
1. Play just the games your child is ready for. If “ee” words are hard for him, just play game 1.
2. If your child is breezing through the games, go ahead and play the whole stack. But if your child is getting weary, stop. You can always pick this up another day.
3. You can decide how many times to have your child roll the die for each game. We read about 4-5 columns before moving on to a new game.
4. For a variation on the game, have your child roll the die and “spy” a word. In the last image, for example, he might roll a “6” and call out “kept.” How quickly can you point to it? Reverse roles. Your child rolls the die, and you spy a word in that column. The students always gets to roll the die. 😉
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