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Word Study Program: Long Vowel Word Race Game

By Beth Newingham on March 5, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

In our word study program, we use this game for all of the long vowel units. We just change the words on the game board each week to correspond to the different vowel patterns for long a, e, i, o and u.

This game is great because it is a creative way to sort words that share a common long vowel pattern. It gives students exposure to many words and helps them begin to recognize general ""rules"" for applying certain patterns to words. For example, students learn that ay tends to be used most often when the long a sound is at the end of a word.

Download Long a Race Track Game Board 
Download Long a Race Track Word Cards 
Download Recording Sheet and Directions

Comments (4)

I can't open the game board. Please help me out so I can use it with my darlings! Thanks!!!!

I am not able to open the game board either. I'm not sure how to open a .ban file.

I am not able to download or open the game board.:(

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