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These free printables are excellent games to reinforce
phoneme awareness as well as reinforcing the phonics sounds and rules. This is a two person card game, where you get points when you create a real word while reading nonsense words.
As students reveal new cards, they also create new, imaginative monsters! Students love playing
with their parents or tutor. They especially love to win! The best part about this game is that reading nonsense words is essential for review with an Orton-Gillingham
reading program, and this game does this in a fun manner.
We recommend printing on heavy stock paper. Cut along the guidelines, so that you have three piles (the middle pile is thinner than the others). A rotary cutter is recommended.
Instructions: Divide the cards into three piles for the beginning sound, middle and ending sound. Then take the first card from each pile and place them in front of the piles (this is where words will be built, we will call this pile the "word pile"). Now, have your student choose a single card from one of the three piles to make a real word on the "word pile". Have them place the card on the "word pile" and read the word (it may be a real word or a nonsense word). If it is a real word, the student takes all three cards that make up the word, and they get a point. If not a real word, then the next player chooses a card to try to make a real word. Note that if it's not possible to make a real word, then the player can choose any card they wish and add it to the top of the "word pile". Then the player must then read the nonsense word. Then it's the next players turn to pick a card to try to make a real word. This keeps going until all cards from the choosing pile are used. Then the players count up their points to see who is the winner. To see a video on how to play: click here (note that the video shows the original version).
We love this game so much, we created decks for many sounds and rules so this game can be played along with our reading programs!
To Monster Phonics - CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant): click for PDF
Monster Phonics - Beginning Blends: click for PDF
Monster Phonics - Ending Blends: click for PDF
Monster Phonics - VC'e' (vowel-consonant-e, such as "fine"): click for PDF
Monster Phonics - VV (vowel teams for long vowel sounds): click for PDF
Monster Phonics - Original Version (use after long vowel lesson): click for PDF
We recommend these be printed on 80lb stock paper, which can be purchased at this link.