Learning Games

3 Minute to Win It Writing Games

  • July 10, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
This is a game for students to practice their writing skills before writing testing. Students will compete in groups or independently to practice ideas, organization, literary devices, and writing thesis statements. This is a FUN way to prepare for testing! Rigorous practice.

Includes all you need to play! All you need is a timer!

Brand Name Phonics

  • April 25, 2016, 7 p.m.
In this activity, Brand Name Phonics, the teacher selects 3-5 words from environmental print to use with students. Think of their areas of interest, TV shows are great. Students then use the words to identify similarities, syllables, and spelling patterns. This activity is a non-threatening opportunity for students to study words that are familiar and interesting.

Bunco My Story

  • Jan. 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Have you ever played Bunco? In this fast-paced game, 1, 2, or 3 dice are used. To prepare, determine how many dice will be used and the response cards you want to assign.

Number Cards for Bunco and Memory Games

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6 p.m.
Print these cards to place in a pocket chart or lay flat on a table. I use these cards to help students create an array for Memory Game or to designate what to do for each dice roll possibility.

Memory Game

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6 p.m.
Memory is a great matching game that helps students to practice vocabulary, phonics, math facts and so much more. These are the basic directions. You will find that once you teach the process, the content can be changed to match the student expectations being addressed.

Contraction Concentration

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
Play memory with your students to reinforce contractions. This game can be played in small groups or with the entire class. I use a pocket chart and place the words behind number cards so students can call the number they want to turn over.

Blending Buddies

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
This simple, fun game reinforces blending onsets and rimes to form one syllable words. Play this game with a small group or put into a Word Work Station for independent and partner practice of blending.

Contraction Word Cards

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
Print these cards as manipulatives for Contraction Concentration.

Bunco My Sounds

  • Jan. 15, 2012, 6 p.m.
Play this game to reinforce phonemic awareness. You will need picture cards and the dice. This is a great small group warm-up activity for students who need to become fluent at identifying sounds heard in one syllable words.

Text Feature Bingo

  • April 29, 2011, 7 p.m.
In order to play, you will first need to teach the features that are commonly found in a nonfiction text: photographs, captions, drawings, tables/charts, graphs, maps, table of contents, titles, and bold/italicized words. Bring in "mentor texts" that have good examples of each of these. Go on searches as a class to see how many you can find in a textbook or encyclopedia. Use the bingo sheet to have your readers find all of the text features in a non-fiction text.