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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Fluency Game

How can it possibly be October?  My, how time flies when you're having fun!  One of my goals this year is to do a better job with Tier 2.  I call it WIN (What I Need).  Many of my kids need to work on fluency, so I created a Halloween fluency game that I am sharing with you. I hope some of you will find it useful. The kids pick cards and read the card in different ways. As they go around the board they collect Halloween rings which I bought at the Dollar Tree. I cut off the ring part of several of them for the game markers. My district has its own list of sight words which I worked into the cards. The small cards I ran off on yellow and the big cards should be orange. I am always looking for unique ways to practice fluency. Do you have an idea to share?
Click on the picture to download the game. 

20 comments:

meghan said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to use that in my fluency group in a couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing!

Deceptively Educational said...

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Milena said...

This is brilliant, thank you so much :)

Deb Truskey said...

I am a speech therapist and I have used this with some of my older students. Great way to practice articulation as well as prosody. Good vocabulary also!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Tracy said...

I LOVE it...I teach 1st so the cards tougher for my kids, but I think I might use some Frye phrases instead...thanks so much!

Hollie said...

What a great idea!!! I can't wait to use this next week!!!!
I just found your blog!!! Awesome

hollie.booth@blairschools.org

Turtle Girl said...

My kids love playing this - thank you!

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this game! My kids love it and my fellow teachers too!! Any plans for making any more?!!

rosie said...

Looks great - I am going to adapt by getting some of my extension kids to write their own spooky sentences to include with the game.

Only problem is waiting for Halloween to use this!

SugarFoot Designs said...

Hi! This is just what my 2nd graders need! Thank you. I have a question about the game, each time they roll they pick up a yellow card? and then what happens when they land on an orange card? Do they read it in their own voice? Also what is the section that says 1,2,3 on the pumpkin in the middle for?
thanks

Debbie said...

Good questions! The pumpkin in the middle is the spinner. You can add a spinner or they can put a pencil in the center with a paperclip at the bottom and spin the paperclip. The kids should spin the spinner, then pick up a yellow card to read as directed by the space they land on. If they land on "Pick an orange card" they read the poem. They can read it anyway they choose including in their own voice. Hope that's a better explanation. I'm glad you like the activity!

Brandy said...

This is a great idea! I am printing it right now for my middle child! Thank you for your willingness to share!

marilyn scott said...

Awww nice idea! I'll be very glad to include this to my list of Halloween party games if you won't mind...

Happy Halloween
Lyn

Mrs. T said...

Debbie this is a great idea and so precious! I'll be using it! :) Thanks for sharing!

debra ward said...

thanks! what a wonderful treat:)

El gato sobre el tejado said...

This is a great idea! I'll adapt it to work with my students in Spanish. Thank you for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I love this board! I am also a Speech-Lang Pathologist and will use this with many students. Question though, I see draw an Orange Card, what is the other color and when do you draw it? On the regular squares? Please let me know, and thank you for sharing!

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Abbie Trosper said...

I find this activity to be helpful, however, I did have an issue with one of the cards. One of the cards states, "I think that monster's family is from another country. I wish he would go back." Although this is a fictional card due to the fact that it is about monsters, I think as teachers we should always be asking ourselves if what we're doing is culturally responsive. Students are very influential and are likely to adapt many of our actions and beliefs, even if implicitly stated. Just something to think about.

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