Vowel Tic-Tac-Toe: An Exercise to Learn Vowel Sounds
Purpose: To learn vowel sounds
Materials: Flash cards with the following written on them
|Short a||Long a||R-controlled a|
|Short e||Long e||R-controlled e|
|Short i||Long i||R-controlled i|
|Short o||Long o||R-controlled o|
|Short u||Long u||R-controlled u|
Have the two students who are playing tic-tac-toe draw a flash card. Then, instead of marking each square with X or O, the student writes words that have the sound on her card. If, for example, the first student gets short o and the second gets long a, then the first must write a word with short o when it is her turn to play, and the second must write a word with long a when it is her turn to play. An example of a partially finished game is shown in the following illustration.
Partially finished game:
This is also a good learning device if the two participants have to draw a new flash card before each move. When playing the game this way, use two different colors of chalk or pencil to help remember which words belong to each player.
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