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 the following long vowels:
a_e, ai, ay, ake, ale, ame, ail, age
ee, ea, ie, y, ead, eak, eal, eam, ean, eap, ear, east
i_e, igh, ie, ine, ight, ite, ice, ike
oa, oat, o_e, oe, ow, obe, ode, oke, one, ope
u_e, ue, ew, ude, ume, une, ute
You can also put these on binder rings for early finishers to practice on their own as well!
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