We are studying the different ways that the vowel sounds can be spelled. Last week we started with short -a vs. long -a. I have been using the Words Their Way sorts for this. My game, for some reason, reminds me of Guess Who?
To play the game, I had the students sort their words.
Then I gave them a clue. For example, I started with "my word has a long -a sound." So the students flipped over all their words with the short -a sound.
And so on and so forth, until we are down to one word (I thought I took more pictures, but apparently not!). I plan to have the students play this in partners eventually, but I wanted to start as a whole class so that they understood the flow of the game.