This is a set of 3 game boards for practicing letter sounds. The key here is to follow the arrows and not get sent back. The kids love the game aspect and they are getting better at recognizing their letters and sounds as a result.
This one actually uses an old rap that a colleague of mine has used for years with her beginning readers. She doesn't know where she got it originally, but I have updated it and added some cute graphics. I printed out a set for her. Her students were excited to have color copies to use.
This is a large set of different task cards that work on word families for the short and long vowels, compound words, opposites, contractions, and homophones. There are many ways to use these cards, but I find memory type games seem to be the most popular.
It is fun to see the children getting engaged in language and the excitement on their faces when they realize that they are reading. I love being able to teach just because without the added politics.
I look forward to sharing some of the other things we do throughout the year.