A look at a game that puts the fun back into reading
When it’s your job to make learning fun, you need imagination, a good sense of fun and resources that allow you to use both. Select the right activity and kids will work hard without even realising it. Many kids with literacy difficulties find reading a bit of a mountain to climb and I am always on the lookout for bite size reading activities for them. With this in mind, I recently purchased Tim’s Quiz, from Little Learners Love Literacy. I already have LLLL resources which I like a lot, so I was keen to try this one.
Tim’s Quiz is a set of 168 short decodable questions for beginning readers. The questions include digraphs, CVC, CCVC, CVCC*, common sight words and longer decodable words. Can cats hop? Are kittens the best pets? Is it a good plan to go camping in the jungle? The game consists of picking question cards, reading them, discussing them and sorting them according to their answers. Children get to decode, read, build fluency, comprehension and oral language AND they have fun while reading. The game really fits my purpose of short, sharp reading activities, but it delivers much more.
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