I just finished up running records with my 5th graders last week and one goal jumped out at me for almost all of them - irregular vowels. No matter what level they are reading on, many were tripped up by these tricky sounds! I decided to put together a game for Word Study this week and I would like to share it with everyone!
This freebie includes one game board featuring 11 irregular vowel sounds:
igh - examples: sight, night, light, bright
ng - examples: bang, long, ring, sung
ost - examples: host, ghost, most, post
ow - examples: cow/bow or low/row
oi - examples: hoist, moist, coil boil, foil
oo - examples: book/look/took or goose/loose
ous - examples: famous, joyous, nervous, anxious
au - examples: fault, haul, vault
sion, tion - examples: information, lotion, mission, vision
augh - examples: laugh, daughter, taught
ough - examples: cough, rough, tough
It also includes rules of play, a key to help students understand the sounds these irregular vowels make, and a score sheet. This score sheet works well as an exit slip!
If you are interested you can click the pictures above or click here to find it in my TPT shop!
Are irregular vowels hard for your students to master too? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you are having a great Sunday!