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Finger Twist Up - Phonics Game

PDF | 11 pages|Grades: 1 - 4 | Starter Sheet

A fun, engaging board game to consolidate students’ understanding of blends and sounds.

In this Twister inspired phonics game, students use their knowledge of initial blends and final sounds to build words with their fingers. The winner is the person that has made the most words.

An empty card has been included so that you can use your own blends!

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    • ACELA1457

      Manipulate phonemes in spoken words by addition, deletion and substitution of initial, medial and final phonemes to generate new wordsElaborationsrecognising words that start with a given sound, or end with a given sound, or have a given medial sound...

    • ACELA1458

      Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example ‘man’, ...

    • ACELA1471

      Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of known words to spell unknown words, for example using the word ‘...

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    Hi Tania,
    Thanks for letting us know about this. We have changed this to ‘skill’ rather than ‘skow’ – we hope you enjoy using this resource with your class. Kind regards, Holly

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Sep 9th, 2019

    Hi, Can’t wait to use this with my class, but am just wondering what the word skow means on the ‘sk’ page?

    Tania · Sep 9th, 2019

    Hi Tania,
    Thanks for letting us know about this. We have changed this to ‘skill’ rather than ‘skow’ – we hope you enjoy using this resource with your class. Kind regards, Holly

    Holly (Teach Starter) · Sep 9th, 2019

    can you make an editable version?

    Molly Brooker · Jun 15th, 2019

    Hey Molly, thank you for taking the time to contact us. That sounds like a fantastic idea. Please feel free to put this into a request on our requests page.

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 17th, 2019

    This is so much fun!

    Justine Byrne · Sep 19th, 2016

    Thanks for the feedback Justine! Glad to hear you enjoyed using this resource 🙂

    Scott (Teach Starter) · Sep 20th, 2016

    Resource Updates

    • We have added in a blank blend card for you to create your own game board for your students.

      Addition by Natalie Jan 15th, 2020

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