One Game Board Plus Many Games Equals Stronger Students

Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.

As a reading specialist, I get to do things that other teachers may not get to do all the time. I use games to help my students with many of the various skills we focus on. As I wound down my year, I spent my final day with my students celebrating our successes with games. And I used the same board for every single game!

My students love to play games, and I love using one resource for all grade levels from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Here was my entire day in a nutshell with one single game board.

Sight Words

Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.


My first graders have really been working on sight words. Instead of using just some random sight words, I used their own word bags. They chose a word out of the bag. If they could read the word, they moved forward. If it was wrong, they stayed in the spot. I was able to assess at the same time as they read the words from their own bags. You could also do this with spelling words or features.

Letters

Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.

Kindergarten students can work on letters with the same game board. They had to name the letter and then match it to the uppercase one on the chart to move spaces.

Vocabulary

Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.

Second and third graders have been working on academic vocabulary. Students used that academic vocabulary to play their games.

Comprehension

Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.

Fifth graders still LOVE playing games. They used some task cards to play their games. At this point in the year, I mix up a bunch of different sets to work on various comprehension skills.

Playing games with students helps them to become stronger students while playing and having fun. They enjoy the competition and embrace the learning in a new way.
Children love playing games,and it gives them a way to show what they know in a fun and exciting way.













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