A Fun Sight Word Game
Boom is an enjoyable sight word practise game. The processes outlined in the teaching notes are designed to help students identify words they need to work on.
Game One List:
Country, fruit, square, straight, through, able, month, island, river, oven, double, favourite, tongue, chimney, salt, earn, shirt, machine, sauce, large, roll, whether, garage, voice, world, climb, neither, whole, forward, shovel, whole, angry, beautiful, believe, cover & fierce.
- Decorate a large ice-cream container or coffee tin with colourful paper to draw the cards from. NB I’ve found younger students enjoy the concept of a 'lucky dip' rather than drawing cards straight from a deck.
- I've also found over the years, children like to draw the cards from either a magician's or wizard’s hat. Well worth investing in both. You can pick up some really nice bargains on Ebay when looking for this type of prop.
What you need:
One set of sight word cards
Four BOOM!!! Cards
A hat or container to draw the cards from
How to Play:
1. In pairs students take turns drawing a sight word from the container and reading it to their partner.
2. If the card is read correctly they keep it. If they cannot read the card, their partner is given the opportunity to read it. If the partner can read it, then the partner keeps the card. If neither student can read the card they place it in a, 'To Work on Later' pile.
3. When a player draws a 'BOOM!' card they must return all their cards to the container and the BOOM!!! Card is discarded.