Saturday, April 02, 2011

Capture the Words!

Here's a new game to practice Fry Words 1-200+.  It's a little mixture of Social Studies, a little Math, and a little Reading and WAALA! Actually it came from an adaptation of a game on mathwire.com.

Students just need a game board, 2 sided counters or different colored counters to mark spaces, teacher created dice, and a friend to play.  The dice can be created using wooden or foam cubes.  One die has the letters a-f.  The other die has the numbers 1-6.  Students roll the dice to get a set of coordinates.  They find that spot on the game board and read the word.  If they can read the word correctly, they put one of their markers on the word.  If they do not read the word, their turn is over.  They continue to play until the board is covered or they run out of markers.  Winner has covered the most words.

I created 6 different game boards, each has 36 Fry words.  The words are in order of the Fry list.  Therefore, the first game board is easier to read than the last one.  This way I can differentiate the game for pairs of students.

Whew! Usually my directions/explanations are not this long.

It's already been student tested and approved!  ENJOY!!

Click here to download Capture the Words.


Let me know what you think.                                     

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful! This will be perfect for my summer school first grade review. I knew I could count on you making some great games! THANKS!!!
    -Rachel
    edlink123.blogspot.com

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  2. My kids will love this new way to review these words. Thank you

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  3. I love it! One of those little bug catchers from the dollar store would be cute to hold the game pieces! Fun spring review!!
    THANKS!!

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  4. I LOVE this idea for my son who needs to work on his words, this will definitely keep him interested. Thank you!

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  5. I LOVE IT!!! I teach 2nd grade so I plan to use this and insert our 2nd grade sight words!! Do you happen to have the template to insert other words? Thanks.
    jess291981@gmail.com

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  6. Wonderful. Could be added to the word work/spelling center by requiring repeating the spelling, too.

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  7. you haven't happened to have posted a few more (like through the 300s) since this posting have you??? I'm loving it!

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  8. Love the idea. When I download the words look like smudges. What font did you use?

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  9. Lovin' these Top 3 posts - I'm finding some goodies that I missed the first time around. Love your Capture the Words!!! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  10. Oh I love this - two skills at once! Thanks for sharing I have found some wonderful resources on your web site. (Love your penguins by the way)

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  11. Help I would love to down load these sight word games, however google docs won't let me it says it can't find the document.

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  12. This is amazing! My second graders were so in love with coordinate graphing in math last year - they would have gone nutso over this game. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  13. Thank you for this activity. I have had to change to 1st grade this fall and have been searching for ideas for this age. This will be a great addition to my tool box!

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  14. I'll use for my kids in our homeschooling. Thank you very much!!

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  15. Love this idea! I will have to modify it for my afterschool reading program (we only focus on 25 words at a time) but I think it will be a wonderful game for the tutors and the students. Great job :)

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  16. I would LOVE to use this game, but it is telling me that I need permission to download this game. Am I doing something wrong?

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