Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reading Game to Make

Busy times at work... today I had a mixed class of Grade 4 & 6 students (their Grade 3 and 5 classmates were sitting tests).
Some of the Grade 4's finished their work early so I quickly adapted and printed off a Reading Game board I made a while ago. The task I gave the students was to think of words either suitable for Grade 1's or words they themselves need to work on, then fill in the game board and decorate it.

A couple made some very good games that I can use with my Grade 1's (colour photocopied onto light card and laminated). The others can play their games with friends or family.

The game board will be available for free download until the end of May (click on the picture below) ... but children also love to design their own game boards!

The game is very simple - if a player lands on a word and can read the word correctly, they move on an extra space. If you want to make it more complex, you can make a rule that anyone who rolls a 6 has an extra turn, any player who rolls a 3 misses a turn (or 2=go back 2, 1= go on one), etc.