Connect to Comprehension Games A, B, C provides a bridge between decoding at the single word level and fluently reading connected text.
The set includes four interactive games for each phonetic pattern that completely align with the patterns taught in the Connect to Comprehension lessons, beginning with VCV words, VCe words, long vowel teams, and initial and final consonant blends and digraphs. These games provide independent practice in reading and comprehending decodable text.
In addition, the games promote flexible thinking and vocabulary expansion through carefully created phrases and sentences. For each phonetic pattern, four games are included:
- Yes/No Riddles
- First/Second Game
- Picture This!
Used in conjunction with Connect to Comprehension, these games can reinforce the phonetic patterns taught at each level and can help to create a systematic and explicit 60-90 minute reading block for intervention.
Connect to Comprehension Games A, B, C can be used effectively in a variety of settings with a variety of students, such as:
- independent reading centers for differentiated instruction
- small-group instruction for students struggling with decoding
- individual instruction/tutoring for struggling students
- instruction/practice for ESOL students with vocabulary words/words with multiple meanings
- instruction/practice for students struggling with comprehension at a basic level
- parent-child practice and reinforcement
Also included in the Connect to Comprehension Games A, B, C are:
- assessment for student placement and progress monitoring
- word cards for single-word practice with each phonetic pattern
- directions for each game with suggested variations
- student-friendly direction cards for each game and each variation
These leveled games can be downloaded and printed for easy access. Teachers can assemble a master copy of the games in a 3-ring binder, with tabs for each level. Each game can then be printed and used as appropriate with students. As an alternative, the games can be printed on card stock and laminated, then labeled and stored in separate envelopes to be used over and over again.