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Word-form recognition accuracy, Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Game
Grade: 1, 2, 3
Group Size:
Length: 8 minutes
Materials: A deck of cards that contains each word recognition word learned so far for each pair of players. Ideally each deck should contain about 20 cards total.
Goal: Given a written regular word, the student can say the word with automaticity ( abc -> "abc" ).
Items: All word-recognition words learned so far

What to do

  1. Hand out a deck of cards to each pair of students, face down.
  2. Today we are going to play Word Rock, Paper, Scissors. Face your partner. In between you and your partner should be a deck of cards, face down. When I say go, you and your partner get to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. Whoever wins gets to flip over the first card in the deck, read the word silently, and then say the word aloud quickly. If you get the word right, you keep the card. If not, your partner gets a chance to read the word and take the card. If both of you are stuck, please raise your hand and I will come help you read the word. If you get to keep a card, put it face up in your pile.
  3. The game ends once you've finished flipping over all the cards in your pile. The person with the most cards in his or her pile wins.
  4. Ready? Begin playing. You may want to model a few rounds for your students. While the students are playing in pairs, walk around the room to make sure students are reading the word cards correctly.

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