A game to aid in the learning of er, ir and ur. It also helps with sight word recognition and fluency.
A Rather Attractive Race Game
for learning ( er, ur and ir )
+ (ay) + blank template

One rather attractive part of the game board.

Game 1 - er, ur and ir

ir
ur
er
girl
third
birth
skirt
bird
stir
dirt
first
thirty



hurt
spurt
return
burger
Saturday
furn
surf
turn
burn
curl
Thursday

Peter
after
faster
ladder
spanner
father
different
her
energy
term
brother
butter
whisper

Just right click on the version link you want and press 'save target as', then print it, laminate it and play.

'ir, er & er' Version - 819Kb
Blank Word Version - 814kb
'ay' Version - 817kb


ay

bay
day
jay
hay
may
pay
play
ray
say


slay
spray
Saturday
Friday
Thursday
Wednesday
birthday
today
way

tray
Sunday
sway
stray
stay
away
Monday
always
holiday

How to Play:

The way you play this game may vary based on what you need to achieve.

  • It can be a two player game where students throw a die and must read each word as they progress. Any misread word means they go back to their original position.
  • I've used it with a stopwatch and have graphed the children's improvement over several days. Many of the boys respond well to this.

    Extension:

  • During Guided Reading search out more ir, er and ur or ay words and have the children substitute their words into the game template.

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