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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, ip, it