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    Master List of Workshop Games by Color Band
    Created by Brooke A. Howland and Wendy Lundsgaard

     

     

    Name of Game

    Skill Reviewed

    Grade Level(s)

    Materials Needed

    Rhyming Cones*

    Rhyming Words

    K-1

    ·    construction paper, card stock,

    and/or index cards (about 10, cut

    in 1/2)

    ·    scissors

    ·    glue stick

    ·    1 Manila folder

    ·    Marker

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    Scrambled Sentences

    Meaningful Sentences

    K-1

    ·    sentence strips (about 5) and/or

    index cards (about 10, cut in 1/2)

    ·    marker

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    ·    pre/decodable books and/or

    Teacher’s Guide

    How Many Words Can You Sort?*

    Long and Short Vowels

    K-1

    ·    Manila folder

    ·    1 copy of vowel sound/spelling

    cards

    ·    index cards (about 6, cut in ½)

    ·    markers

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    Sound Pictionary

    Sound Association

    K-1

    ·    13 sheets of lined paper

    ·    2 sheets of construction paper (front and back covers)

    ·    Alphabet Sound Cards – pictures only (1 copy per student)

    ·    magazines, newspapers

    ·    crayons

    ·    scissors

    ·    glue

    Make A Word

    Blending

    K-1

     

    ·   letter cards

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Markers

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Riddle Me This – Read And Write

    Encoding and Decoding

    K-2

    ·   1 copy of the sound/spelling picture

    cards

    ·   index cards (about 10

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Sort The Spelling*

    Long A Spelling Patterns

    1-2

    ·   4 margarine containers

    ·   1 lid that fits the containers

    ·   index cards (about 15, cut in 1/2)

    ·   4 small square cards

    ·                    2 paper circles (cut with the same circumference as the lid)

    Riddle Me This – Build A Word

    Encoding and Decoding

    1-2

    ·   3 copies of the sound/spelling

    picture cards

    ·   1 Manila folder

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in 1/2)

    ·   zip-lock bag

    Terse Verse

    Rhyming Words

    1-2

    ·   index cards (about 10)

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   marker

    ·   magazines/newspapers (optional)

    Word Checkers

    Blending

    1-2

    ·    Manila folder

    ·    Markers

    ·    10 tokens or chips (five of one

    type/color and five of another type/color)

    Compound Word Puzzle*

    Compound Words

    1-2

    ·   index cards (about 10)

    ·   scissors

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Homophone Pictionary

    Homophones

    1-2

    ·   index cards (about 35, cut in ½)

    ·   markers

    ·   zip-lock bag

    Jane or Jan?

    Long vs. Short Vowels

    1-2

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   markers

    ·   glue stick

    ·   index cards (about 5, cut in ½)

    ·   construction paper or card stock

    (about 2 sheets)

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Homophone Rummy

    Homophones

    1-3

    ·   index cards (about 30, cut in ½)

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Homophone Concentration

    Homophones

    1-3

    ·   1 Manila folder

    ·   index Cards (about 13, cut in half)

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Contraction Puzzles*

    Contractions

    1-3

    ·   construction paper, cardboard,

    cardstock, or index cards (about 10)

    ·   scissors

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Past Tense Word Sort Game*

    Classify and Categorize, Past Tense Spellings

    1-3

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in ½)

    ·   markers

    Let’s Get Together*

    Compound Words

    1-3

    ·   index cards (about 10)

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   markers

    What Do You Hear?

    Syllable Accents

    2-3

    ·   index cards (about 20, cut in ½)

    ·   markers

    ·  Zip-lock bag

    Out of Sorts*

    Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones

    2-3

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   index cards (about 20)

    ·   markers

    Sort It Out*

    Classifying and Categorizing Syllables

    2-5

    ·  index cards (about 10, cut in 1/2)

    ·  markers

    ·  Zip-lock bag

    Fishing for Affixes*

    Prefixes/Suffixes

    2-5

    ·   24 index cards

    ·   Markers

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Word-Part Clue Evaluation*

    Morphemic Analysis

    2-6

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in ½ )

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   markers

    Homograph Concentration

    Homographs

    3-4

    ·   sentence strips or index cards

    (20)

    ·   markers

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Now That’s Shady!*

    Synonyms

    3-5

    ·    words from Word Knowledge, Selection

    Vocabulary, Selection, or writing pieces

    ·    index cards (about 10, cut in ½)

    ·    thesaurus

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    Multiple Meanings Pictionary

    Multiple Meaning Words

    3-6

    ·    index cards (about 50, cut in ¼)

    ·    zip-lock bag

    ·    markers

    The Choice Is Yours*

    Greek and Latin Number Prefixes

    4-6

    ·    index cards (about 10)

    ·    markers

    ·    Zip-lock bag

     

    How Many Words Can You Sort?*

    Long and Short Vowels

    K-1

    ·    Manila folder

    ·    1 copy of vowel sound/spelling

    cards

    ·    index cards (about 6, cut in ½)

    ·    markers

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    Past Tense Word Sort Game*

    Classify and Categorize, Past Tense Spellings

    1-3

    ·    Zip-lock bag

    ·    index cards (about 10, cut in ½)

    ·    markers

    Vocabulary in a Bag

    Selection Vocabulary

    1-6

    ·   4 colored markers (black, blue, pink,

    and green)

    ·   1 Manila folder

    ·   index cards (about 20)

    ·   4 sandwich sized Zip-lock bags

    ·   1 gallon sized Zip-lock bag

    Sort It Out*

    Classifying and Categorizing Syllables

    2-5

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in 1/2)

    ·   markers

    ·  Zip-lock bag

    Word-Part Clue Evaluation*

    Morphemic Analysis

    2-6

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in ½ )

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   markers

    Rhyming Cones*

    Rhyming Words

    K-1

    ·   construction paper, card stock,

    and/or index cards (about 20)

    ·   scissors

    ·   glue stick

    ·   1 Manila folder

    ·   Marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Compound Word Puzzle*

    Compound Words

    1-2

    ·   index cards (about 10)

    ·   scissors

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Sort The Spelling*

    Long A Spelling Patterns

    1-2

    ·   4 margarine containers

    ·   1 lid that fits the containers

    ·   index cards (about 15, cut in 1/2)

    ·   4 small square cards

    ·   2 paper circles

    Contraction Puzzles*

    Contractions

    1-3

    ·   construction paper, cardboard,

    cardstock, or index cards (about 10)

    ·   scissors

    ·   marker

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Let’s Get Together*

    Compound Words

    1-3

    ·   index cards (about 10)

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   markers

    Out of Sorts*

    Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones

    2-3

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   index cards (about 20)

    ·   markers

    Fishing for Affixes*

    Prefixes/Suffixes

    2-5

    ·   24 index cards

    ·   Markers

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    Word-Part Clue Evaluation*

    Morphemic Analysis

    2-6

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in ½ )

    ·   Manila folder

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    ·   markers

    Now That’s Shady!*

    Synonyms

    3-5

    ·   words from Word Knowledge, Selection

    Vocabulary, Selection, or writing pieces

    ·   index cards (about 10, cut in ½)

    ·   thesaurus

    ·   Zip-lock bag

    The Choice Is Yours*

    Greek and Latin Number Prefixes

    4-6

    ·  index cards (about 10)

    ·  markers

    ·  Zip-lock bag

     

    *Some games are listed more than once if they are appropriate for reviewing skills in more than one area/band.  The game will be found in the green band.
Last Modified on April 15, 2008