Thursday, January 21, 2010

C, CK, K Game


Two of my children are working through the Barton
Reading and Spelling program. You can find this program at
http://www.bartonreading.com/ Initially Princess was started
into this program because of her diagnosis of dyslexia. Reading
and in particular spelling was a enormous challenge for her, which
spills over into other subjects of learning. I was told to read her
much of her work and allow her to dictate things to me by
specialists. I was not satisfied by this advice. I want my child to
do these things on her own. Barton Reading and spelling has done
just that for her. She is on reading level and beginning to progress
with her spelling levels. (Also using Sequential Spelling at this point)
The lessons are presented to the adult first by CD. So that you can
see how exactly to present the material to the child. There is
a place to pause the CD so that you can practice out loud. Once
you are ready you will set up tiles, student pages and teacher
guide in hand to begin. It is very easy to use. We work in
Barton for about 20 minutes per day. Making lessons quick
so that she retains more of the material. Many of the spelling
rules were new to me yet made sense as I realized why I
spell things the way I do. The rules are remembered by
silly simple phrases.



For example in the game that I created
to go with the C, CK, K rule the phrases are Kiss the Cat,
Magic Trick, Milk Truck , and Picnic Chicken Basket. These
rules show the student when to use C or K at the beginning
of a word. When to use CK, K , IC at the end of the word,
and when to use C, Ck, K in the middle of a word. It can
all be rather confusing even with the spelling rules. Which
is why I created the game for them to practice.

When Superboy came along being a boy and slow at beginning
to read. He began Barton as well. Which is great for playing
games , even though they are at different levels.

I created word cards with blanks where the C, K, CK, or IC


would go in its place.

C, Ck, K game link


If you know these spelling rules
you can use the cards to create your own game. I am sure you can find rules relating to these on the net for your game. The game is played like this...




First you may have to create a game board. I have 3 of these
boards laying around that I created last year. I used stickers,
punches, scrapbook paper and file foldesr to created the boards.
You can make them as challenging or as easy as you like.

Print out the cards that I created, cut them apart and
lay them face down on the board. Tere are 2 pages of nonsense
words. Words that aren't real but are following the spelling
rules. The actual words are written at the bottom of the card
pages for teachers/moms . I also created Cards
with the spelling rules on them so that they were visible to
the child. We rolled a dice to see who would go first. Then
the first child picked a card. Read the word with the "k" or "IC"
sound in the blank space. Then they are to decide what goes
in the blank per the spelling rules. They are to state which rule
or rules to use and then weather it uses a C, Ck, K or IC. For
each right answer they move one space. So if they get all correct
reading the word, giving the rule and the letter they could
move a total of 3 spaces. My younger son would play too but
by just rolling a dice and counting the number on the dice.
He can also name his ABC from a flashcard stack. Either way
little ones can be involved too. We have played
several times now along with the regular lesson and as a review.
It really seems to be helping them along.

As I side note we have used game boards like this one so much
this year. I can create cards to go with the lesson and save them.



The children can choose their board and cards when playing games.
I hope to create a few more boards in the future as these have
become a very useful tool. I also want to keep the idea new and
exciting by giving them more choices.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Nikki, I would really love to have a copy of the c, ck and k game for my kiddos who are also going through the Barton program. When I clicked on it, it said the file link was not valid. Is there another link? Also, any other game ideas for this program would be very greatly appreciated. Thank you for sharing this. We needed some games that were more 'game-like' than the ones offered through the school.

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  2. I apologize for the broken link I fixed it I think but here it is as well. http://www.4shared.com/zip/46fFvJ0X/C_CK__and_K_game.html

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