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Deuteronomy 32:2

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Saturday, April 21

First Grade, Reading, Set Three

We played these games to enhance our learning:
  • Linking Words (Games for Reading pg 102) -- we played this for about ten minutes during lunch one day. We were allowed to use the dictionary if we couldn't think of a word. I couldn't think of words that started with the 'n' sound, so K. kept giving me words that ended with 'n'! This was a really fun game, and I'm sure it is one that we will find ourselves playing in the car.
  • Pick a Blend (Games for Reading pg 126) -- we enjoyed this game and found ourselves laughing over the funny sounding words. The only problem was that one of the word endings on K.'s card didn't have a blend that made it into a word, so I declared that we both won.
  • Chain Game (Games for Reading pg 130) -- start with any word (we used rain) and try to make a chain of words all the way down a page of lined paper by just changing one letter on each line. You can add or remove a letter, also. (rain can become train, flame can become fame). There were times I gave suggestions, but many times K. ignored by suggestions and came up with her own. The only difficulty we had was that she kept wanting to change AND add a letter, which is against the rules.
  • Mystery Words (Games for Reading pg 131) -- we started with three letter words, but that was too easy for K., so after a couple rounds, we went to four letter words. I hadn't ever thought about all the words that can be made from the letters "D, O, N, E": on, no, one, nod, node, and done, which finished our game.

  • Story Words (Games for Reading pg 142) is a good choice to play in the car. The three words can com from things you see.

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