S) The Purple Monster Word Game

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syllable patterns game
  • ID: #935
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  • Availability: 30 In Stock
  • $15.99

Children have fun reading or spelling words by syllable patterns, see playing suggestions below. It’s easy to modify play to meet your needs.
For 2-6 players and adult, grades K-2 decoding, 2-4+ spelling.
Items Included:

  • Laminated (7 mil) game board
  • Three additional spinner wheels to simplify play for three, four, or five syllable patterns. Wheels fit over shaft of spinner on the board and cover the board’s spinner wheel (you may request a different organization of patterns on each wheel to correspond with your program by using the contact or ordering notes)
  • Set of one syllable word cards for each syllable pattern (273 cards total)
  • Purple monster word cards for two-syllable words (84 cards)
  • 8-section box for keeping cards sorted by syllable patterns and “monster words;”
    some assembly required (not shown)
  • Playing pieces (6)
  • Instructions

Reading: Children choose to spin, then draw a corresponding one-syllable word card matching the spinner syllable pattern, or to just draw a two-syllable Purple Monster Word card. They move their marker one space for each letter in the word (or spell the word aloud as they move their marker). Students love the challenge of the longer words because they get to advance more spaces. Color-coded vowel sounds highlight syllable patterns on the word cards. Arrows on the board point the way to a short cut to help move the game along quickly.

Segmenting Sounds: Teacher reads word and students move their pieces based on the number of sounds in a word. For instance, cheek has 3 sounds: ch-ee-k, green has 4: g-r-ee-n, mushroom has 6: m-u-sh-r-oo-m.

Spelling: For older students, who have more of an issue with spelling than reading, have them draw a monster card and move one space for reading the word, another space for breaking it into syllables, and two more spaces for naming the syllable patterns.

Students use the spinner only when their piece lands on a shortcut dial. Teacher draws and reads the word and the student must spell it correctly before moving across the shortcut.

“ I love the versatility of The Purple Monster Word Game.  The fact that it comes with basic instructions that can get anyone started is great; but as a tutor of a number of upper elementary and middle school students, we were able to modify the game to reinforce any concept that was currently being taught.  The students really liked making up the rules and then “testing” the game to see if it “worked”.  Any day I can get a student involved and excited about reading and spelling is a great day!”
Jen E., Certified Academic Language Practitioner/Tutor

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