Vowel teams wordbuilding game

$4.40

THIS IS AN OLD VERSION OF A GAME WHICH IS NOW PART OF THE NEW GAME YOU CAN FIND HERE.

This word-building game for two players provides practice with blending, and with vowel spellings of two, three and four letters used in word middles. At first, only the following common vowel digraphs are used: “ai”, “ar”, “ea”, “ee”, “er”, “oa”, “oo”, “or”, “ou”, and “ow”, plus the final consonant spellings “ce” as in “peace”, “ge” as in “forge”, “se” as in “house” and “please” and “ve” as in “groove”. Once learners have mastered these vowel spellings, less common vowel spellings can be introduced: “au”, “aw”, “ei”, “ie”, “igh”, “ir”, “oe”, “oi”, “ough” and “ur”. You can watch a YouTube video about how to play this game by clicking here.

This is a game for learners who know one sound for each letter of the alphabet, plus consonant digraphs like “sh”, “ch”, “th”, and “e-controlled vowel spellings (the difference between “cap” and “cape”, “fin” and “fine”, “hop” and “hope”, etc). Younger children (under age 8 or 9) will at first need help from an adult to play successfully, learn some new, relevant vocabulary and enjoy the game.

Each card represents an English phoneme/grapheme, the smallest building blocks of words. Players try to get rid of all their cards by firstly building words, and then changing their opponent’s words. Longer words containing consonant blends like “frail”, “grouse” and “streets” use up more cards and are harder for one’s opponent to modify, but are also harder to build.

The game also provides opportunities to learn about how sounds/spellings typically combine in English e.g. we use “fr” and “sm” at word beginnings in English, but not “vm”, “pz” or “nw”, and after these vowel spellings we often use different final consonant spellings from those used after “short” vowels, e.g. we write “look” not “loock”, “pool” not “pooll” and “large” not “lardge” (phonotactics and orthotactics).

These cards are supplied as a downloadable pdf file (two A4 pages) which you print in colour, laminate and cut up (or ask kids to hone their scissor skills on it). Cards should all be trimmed to give them rounded corners, and fit neatly into the small, sturdy tins commonly supplied with chewing gum and mints.

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THIS IS AN OLD VERSION OF A GAME WHICH IS NOW PART OF THE NEW GAME YOU CAN FIND HERE.

This word-building game for two players provides practice with blending, and with vowel spellings of two, three and four letters used in word middles. At first, only the following common vowel digraphs are used: “ai”, “ar”, “ea”, “ee”, “er”, “oa”, “oo”, “or”, “ou”, and “ow”, plus the final consonant spellings “ce” as in “peace”, “ge” as in “forge”, “se” as in “house” and “please” and “ve” as in “groove”. Once learners have mastered these vowel spellings, less common vowel spellings can be introduced: “au”, “aw”, “ei”, “ie”, “igh”, “ir”, “oe”, “oi”, “ough” and “ur”. You can watch a YouTube video about how to play this game by clicking here.

This is a game for learners who know one sound for each letter of the alphabet, plus consonant digraphs like “sh”, “ch”, “th”, and “e-controlled vowel spellings (the difference between “cap” and “cape”, “fin” and “fine”, “hop” and “hope”, etc). Younger children (under age 8 or 9) will at first need help from an adult to play successfully, learn some new, relevant vocabulary and enjoy the game.

Each card represents an English phoneme/grapheme, the smallest building blocks of words. Players try to get rid of all their cards by firstly building words, and then changing their opponent’s words. Longer words containing consonant blends like “frail”, “grouse” and “streets” use up more cards and are harder for one’s opponent to modify, but are also harder to build.

The game also provides opportunities to learn about how sounds/spellings typically combine in English e.g. we use “fr” and “sm” at word beginnings in English, but not “vm”, “pz” or “nw”, and after these vowel spellings we often use different final consonant spellings from those used after “short” vowels, e.g. we write “look” not “loock”, “pool” not “pooll” and “large” not “lardge” (phonotactics and orthotactics).

These cards are supplied as a downloadable pdf file (two A4 pages) which you print in colour, laminate and cut up (or ask kids to hone their scissor skills on it). Cards should all be trimmed to give them rounded corners, and fit neatly into the small, sturdy tins commonly supplied with chewing gum and mints.

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