This game stretches the student’s mind and creates an opportunity for them to write past ED verbs that they may not otherwise think of on their own.
If you want, you can have books available out and open for students to scan through to look for words. It’s not necessary to have books to play, but fine to add to the game.
Common Core State Standards
NOTE: This game can address the following Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.E, L.1.4.C, L.3.1.D, L.3.1.E
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NOW TO PLAY!
For Level 3 you’ll need 2 magnetic spinners*.
(If you haven’t read my full post on the winner spinner you won’t want to miss it! It gives you a long list of game ideas that are so easy to run and super fun for the kids. Check out the full post here.)
On a large whiteboard, draw two circles. The left circle should have 3 sections. Write the sounds “ed”, “d” and “t” in the three sections.
The right circle should have 8 or 16 sections. Fill the sections with the numbers 1-8 or 1-16 depending on your students ability.
For smaller groups (up to 8) I divide the large whiteboard into 4 sections. A pair is assigned to each section.
For larger groups, (or if I don’t have a large whiteboard or chalkboard), I divide the group into pairs. I give each pair a small white board, dry erase marker and a sock to serve as an eraser. You can purchase a class pack on Amazon*.
Now have two students spin the wheels. The number determines how many ED verbs the students should write. The letters tell them which sound the verbs should end with.
So if they spin a “d” and the number 11, the students have to write 11 past verbs that end in ED and sound like “d”. These verbs could include rained, played, planned etc.
Play until everyone has had a turn to spin or your allotted time runs out!