CVC Word Recognition and Fluency YATTA – Available in Color and Black/White
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This activity will help your students with CVC word recognition and fluency and is available to print in color or SAVE INK and print in Black and White. Play it once and it easily becomes one of your students’ favorite, independent stations.

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This activity will help your students with blending and fluency of simple CVC words and word families. Play it once with your students and it easily becomes one of your students’ favorite independent stations.

There are two separate games included in the packet for extended play. In CVC Yatta, various pictures of CVC words are scattered on the playing mat. Students will need to quickly find the picture that corresponds with the CVC word card that is revealed. If a word family is revealed, they find a word that belongs in that word family.

This game is appropriate for no more than four students per playing mat. Students sit one student to each side of the mat. There is no ‘right’ side to the mat. It can be set out in any direction. Place the stack of playing cards in a central location facing down. I like to review the pictures on the mat one time with the students before playing so they know what each picture represents. You can either have students take turns turning over the playing cards or have a card turner. When the card is turned over, students quickly identify the word (I remind them to do this quietly so another player doesn’t ‘steal’ the word from them.) and then locate that same picture on the playing mat. The first person to point to the correct picture and say “Yatta” (pronounced yacht-ta), gets to keep the card. When all the cards have been played, students count up all their cards to see who has the most. That person gets to be the card turner next. Please note, I also included a set of ‘rime’ cards to go along with this activity. If you use these cards, students would need to identify a picture that belongs to that word family.

This product is available in color or black and white. If printing in black and white you can color the pictures on the playing mat yourself or leave them as is. If using this activity with other versions in black and white, I would suggest that for the playing cards, you print them on different colored card stock for easy organization of differentiated materials.


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