Pop The Balloon! is a fun and engaging game that is the perfect way to begin your guided reading groups! To play, give each child a card and listen to them as they start at the bottom and work their way to the top to “pop” the balloon! It’s a great way to assess if your students know their sounds. I like to spend up to 5 minutes of the beginning of my reading groups reviewing these sounds as a warm-up before beginning the guided reading lesson.
In this pack, you will find cards for nonsense words made up of the following sounds: short vowels, long vowels, l-blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl), r-blends (br, cr, fr, gr, pr, tr), r-vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur), digraphs (ch, sh, th, ck)
You can also put these on binder rings for early finishers to practice on their own as well!
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