Monday, April 18, 2011

Syllable Review Game

We have State Tests right around the corner! Syllabication is always tested on those spring tests. I don't really have a problem with that because I do see this as a good reading/spelling skill. So, instead of one more worksheet on syllabication I began thinking for a game for my third graders to play. Dollar Store to the rescue! I found this Snakes and Ladders game at my local Dollar Tree. I simply programmed a set of cards, I always like including science/social studies vocabulary words we have been working on. The words vary from one to four syllables. I just hand wrote them since I just needed one set. To play, a student draws a card and reads the word. They clap out the syllables and then checks the back of the card for the correct number. If he/she was correct, they can move that many spaces on the Snakes and Ladders board. 3 syllables - 3 spaces, etc. The kids were excited to see this one at the word work station and stayed engaged. I heard/saw a lot of clapping and counting!

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