Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Game of Tic Tac Toe Anyone?

     I truly believe that students learn best when they are having fun. So why not incorporate a little reading with a game of Tic Tac Toe?  
     To play this game, first students will place the Tic Tac Toe mat in the center of Player 1 and Player 2. Just like the traditional game, players must decide who will play with the X cards and O cards. Next, shuffle the CVC word cards and place one card (face down) in each of the nine places on the game mat.  Player 1 will turn one of the CVC word cards over. If Player 1 reads the word correctly he/she may place the X or O card on that space. Then Player 2 will do the same. The first player to get three Xs or Os in a row wins!
     Playing  a simple childhood favorite game with students can have a two fold effect, students are actively engaged in their learning while having fun!
     I have made two Tic Tac Toe games for reading CVC words and CVC &CVCe words. You can check them out on my Teachers Notebook Shop Page.