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#2775. Multi-skill Generic Game

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Thu Dec 19 11:57:23 PST 2002 by Christine Lipnos (clipnos@twinsburg.k12.oh.us).
Twinsburg City Schools, Twinsburg, USA
Materials Required: Popcicle sticks, game board, dice, game pieces
Activity Time: 30 min.
Concepts Taught: Sight Words, Math facts, ect.

To practice Sight words, or any other skills, I use the mulit-game board. I use this game with 1-2 players in a resource room setting. I have my sight words color coded using different colors for each set. Orange=pre-primer, blue=primer, and red=1st grade words. I program the popsicle sticks with the sight words. Each popsicle stick has one word written on it. On the back of the stick I make a large orange dot so I know it is a pre-primer word or blue for primer, ect. Then on the side with the word, I glue on a small colored dot. I use the same colors of dots that are on the gameboard. (red, green, yellow, blue, orange) The student picks a stick and if it is read correctly, or used in a sentence, they can move to the color on the gameboard that is on the stick. (Like Candy Land)I program some sticks with black dots which means move back two spaces. The gameboard is also programed with black spaces and smile faces which means move ahead 2 spaces if they land on that spot. You can program the popsicle sticks with a multitude of skills and use the game board in the same way.The kids absolutely love to play this game. And because I use it to practice many different skills, the game is always different. Sometimes I don't use the sticks. If the student reads the sight card then they can roll a dice that I have programed with the colors on the board. Then they move to that color. This game if so adapatable to meet your needs and the needs of the children.