Spelling Go Fish - Instructions and Printables
Print one set of the word family endings flash cards
(whichever word endings you are working on). If you are only working on
one or two word families, you'll need to print out multiple sets.
Basically, you at least 6 word family flash cards per player in your 'deck' --
so for two players, you'll need at least a dozen word family flash cards.
Print one set of each of the lower case letters flash
cards. To make the game a little easier, you can discard some of the
uncommon letters (ex: j, x, z) and print 2 or 3 copies of the common
letters (ex: r, s, t).
Just like normal 'go fish', lay all the cards face down in a
pile in the center of the play area. Each player should pick 7 cards.
- Looks through their cards. If they can build a word,
they put that word down in front of them to earn a point. Then it is
the next player's turn.
- If they could not build a word, they may ask one of the
other players for a card (either a letter or a word family)...
Example1: Jody, do you have a 'T'
Example 2: Shawn, do you have an 'ack' word family card
Continuing with Example 1, if Jody has a T, she must give it to player 1 who
can then use it to build a word and earn a point. If Jody does not
have a T, she says 'go fish' -- Player 1 then picks a card at random from
the face down pile -- if Player 1 can build a word with that card, they may
and earn their point.
Player 2 repeats the same process.
The game continues until someone has build 5 words (you can
lower it to 3 words if you're working with beginner spellers).
- Word Family Endings Flash Cards:
- Set 1: an, ap, at
- Set 2: ab, ad, am
- Set 3: ack, and, ash
- Set 4: ail, ain, air
- Set 5: ake, ate
- Set 6: ale, ame, ay
- Set 7: all, aw
- Set 8: ar, ark, art
- Set 9: ank, ink
- Set 10: ed, en, et
- Set 11: eck, ell, est
- Set 12: in,
- Lower Case Letters Flash Cards