"Thanks for being the lone 3rd grade teacher to try the program. I love the Homophone Rummy game and the children asked to play that over and over through the year when I taught 2nd and 3rd grades. Did you find knowing the specific spelling patterns…"
"I made the "Hopping Frog Game" for my beginner group to practice short vowel sounds, "The Train Station Game" for my intermediate group to practice long vowel combinations, and "Homophone Rummy" for my highest level.…"
"Thanks Ginger. I will pick up your tests tomorrow and get your analysis back to you ASAP. The games do offer a welcome alternative to the daily grind. I found it helpful to introduce the games periodically and let the students select three out of…"
"I made the "Sheep in a Jeep" game which was for transitional learners in the "Within Word Pattern" stage.It was easy to make, I used the templates from the book and clip art to create the game board. The game worked with words…"
"I made board games with their words but made my own cards instead of the spinners. I had 4 groups this year which started the first week in October. We have been doing the sorts at centers every since. When I introduced the game board, the students…"
"I am glad that the kids responded well to the games and want to have more of them at centers. After the 3rd grade teachers feel comfortable with the groupings next year, they can begin adding games to the center mix.
When we analyze the scores they…"
"I essentially had three groups. However, based on the list you gave me I made 2 games. The first game is from the Letter Name Section called Gruff Drops Troll. I did it just like the book and made the gameboard using a file folder and the word cards…"
I am a Literacy Specialist working with teachers and students in grades K-6. Mother of two. Avid reader and word game player (Scrabble...). Beach lover. Striving to make literacy education informed, intentional, and effective!