Engaging Students With Fun and Games

Playing games with students makes learning and review fun for everyone. Make every day learning fun with games!

It's been a long beginning of the year for me, but we are finally off to a good start and into a good ngagingroove! My school finally bit the dust and purchased the LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention) kits for me, and I am in love! I love how it ensures that I am getting all of the needed skills in to help my struggling readers become more successful, but what I miss is the element of fun. I decided that after every 10 lessons, we would have a "Game Day". This helps us all enjoy a little celebration and allows me to take additional running records, if needed.

We had our first game day on Friday. I love having my Fall Themed Game Boards at my disposal any time I need them! I took those out and used them for several different groups and games.

Simple Games

My second graders had been working on short vowel families, and they really enjoyed using my letter and word family cubes to make words. We played "Boo or Pumpkin" (they made up the name) with the cubes. If they rolled, read the "word" correctly, and identified it as a real (Pumpkin) or nonsense (Boo) word, they rolled a die to move that many spaces. This was a hit!

Playing games with students makes learning and review fun for everyone. Make every day learning fun with games!

Comprehension Games

I always love to use these with my task cards with my older students. They read the card and decide on the correct answer. If they get it correct, they can roll and move. I wrote a post about it on Classroom Tested Resources. You can see that {here}. Again, very motivating!
Playing games with students makes learning and review fun for everyone. Make every day learning fun with games!

Who doesn't love games? Check them out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store {here} or by clicking on the picture below!
These can be used to review so many different skills! Make learning engaging and fun every day in the fall.

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Playing games with students makes learning and review fun for everyone. Make every day learning fun with games!

How do you make learning and review fun in your classroom?

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