FRENCH Segmenting / Blending Guided Reading Game – Faire de la pizza en fusionnant
Looking for a fun, engaging game for your French primary students who are learning to read words in “chunks” and blend them together? Faire de la pizza en fusionnant will help them practice those skills in an informal setting – which will then transfer and help them when they are reading new words in their books!
Looking for a fun, engaging game for your French primary students who are learning to read words in “chunks” and blend them together?
Faire de la pizza en fusionnant will help them practice those skills in an informal setting – which will then transfer and help them when they are reading new words in their books!
This resource includes:
- One “pizza” (print as many copies as you need so that each student in your small group can have one)
- 108 “toppings” cards to choose from
- 108 word cards to match the toppings (each word is pre-divided into “chunks” for students to read)
How to set up the game:
- Print and laminate one pizza for each member of your group, and as many cards as you like.
- I would not suggest using ALL of the cards in one game – that would be a very long game and would take up a lot of space! I divided the cards for my own class into three “levels” – easy, medium, and hard. Then I can grab the set I need depending on my group.
- You may also choose to highlight all of the sons composes on your cards before laminating.
How to play:
- Lay out all of the “toppings” face-up on the table.
- Keep the word cards in a pile.
- Show one word card at a time to your group – you can have one student read the word while another looks for the picture on the toppings card for a non-competitive version, or have both students read and whoever finds the correct card the fastest gets the topping.
The words on the word cards are written in “chunks”. These chunks may or may not be the same as the syllables in the word. Reading words in chunks helps students decode them faster – it is way easier to read bigger words (like dinosaure) as di-no-sau-re, rather than d-i-n-o-s-au-r-e!
We want to encourage our students to look for chunks in words when they are reading, and to then blend those chunks together. This will help them decode bigger words in their levelled reading books, too!
*For below-grade level students not yet ready to read: You can still use this game! I use this game with my lower students to work on their ability to hear syllables in words and put them together. So, I read the word slowly, in chunks, and they have to put together the sounds they hear into the correct word, and find the picture. This is a first step to helping them be able to blend chunks they will later decode themselves together.
My students LOVE this game and beg to play – and I hope yours do, too!
*This download entitles the purchaser to use it in ONE classroom only. Thank you so much for respecting my time and effort!*