Multisensory Monday- Go Fish Reading Game

Posted by Brainspring on 19th Jan 2015

Hi everyone,Fish for Go Fish Multisensory reading game based on Orton Gillingham

Welcome to Mutisensory Monday!  My activity today is a cute game I put together for one of my own students last week as an interactive activity for teaching the letter f.  Our keyword for Layer 1 Lesson 21 f was going to be “fish”.  I didn’t have any Goldfish crackers around, so I made Go Fish into a reading game.  Instead of using regular “Go Fish” cards or a deck of playing cards, I made cards with the dictation words from the lesson.

You can print them from the link below.  Make sure you print at least 2 copies so there will be matching pairs of words.

Go Fish Cards

Keyword picture for Orton Gillingham methodNote: If you are using the Phonics First keyword stickers, your keyword will be “fan” instead of “fish”.  Don’t worry though!  You can still use this game for an additional activity at the end of the lesson, on another day or in centers.

You can also make cards with dictation words from any lesson and play the same game.  Just don’t make it your keyword multisensory activity.


Go Fish Activity for the Letter f

Cards for Reading Game for Teaching the Letter fYou can play this game with 2-4 players.  If you are playing with 4, you will probably want to print 3 sheets of cards instead of 2.  Once you have the cards printed, the usual rules of “Go Fish” apply.  Each player gets 5 cards and the remaining cards are placed face-down in the middle.   Players may look at the cards in their hand, putting down any matches.  I like to have players draw again so they start out with 5 cards in their hand, but please use whatever rules you usually play by.

The first player (Player A) chooses a player (Player B) to ask if they have a certain card.  For example, “Sarah do you have the card ‘fin’?”  If Player B has the card, she hands it to Player A.  Player A goes again since she made a match.  If Player B does not have the card she says, “Go fish!” and Player A must draw from the center pile.  If Player A draws a match, she may put it down but does not get to go again.  Then it is the other player’s turn or, if there are more than 2 players, the player on the left goes next.

When a player runs out of cards, she is done.  If there are more than 2 players, she waits for the other players to finish.  The game ends when only one player has cards left.  At that time, players count their matches and the most matches wins!

(Again, there are other variations of rules for ending and winning the game.  Another popular way is that the first player to get rid of all the cards in their hand wins.  Play by whatever rules you like!)


Do you have any other classic games you’ve adapted for other purposes?  Share them in the comments!


Sight Word Salt Box

Today Dite at Ladder Learning Services shares an idea for making a salt box to practice sight words.  She is right when she says in her post that we can never have too many ideas for sight word practice!

Check it out on her blog!


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