How to Play CAPIT Games

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You can play these games with an individual student, a small group of students, or with the entire class (tread with caution). These games are more than just fun. They are a learning opportunity. Play a different game every day. Invent your own—but please let us know about them so we can share them with other teachers. It is important to limit these games to the Sounds and Letters that the students have learned. Over time, you will be able to add more cards to the game. They will increase in length…and in joy.

TEACHABLE MOMENTS

Students make errors. Let's maximize those moments. Let's not correct students or give them the answer. Instead, ask questions: “HHHMMM. Johny thinks this letter makes a /t/ sound. With a show of hands, who agrees, and who disagrees?” Get a discussion going. Let Johny own up. Let Johny go to the CAPIT Poster, or the Pocket Chart in the app, and look it up, and correct himself.

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GAME 1: FIND THE PAIR

Take the CAPIT Game Cards, both Letter Cards and Mnemonic Cards, mix them up and lay them on the floor facing up. Say a Sound, for example,/t/, and ask a student to find the Spelling. (“t” or/and “T”). The student should pick up the correct Letter Card. Now ask the student to find the corresponding Mnemonic Card. Now call on another student to do the same. Repeat the process until the students collected all the cards.

You can also reverse the process. Say: “Can the student with the /t/ Spelling please place his cards in the middle.” Repeat until all the cards are back on the floor.


GAME 2: MEMORY GAME

Take about 4 to 6 CAPIT Game Cards, both Letter Cards and their corresponding Mnemonic Cards, mix them up, and lay them on the floor facing down in a grid. Ask a student to flip one over, say the sound, and look for its match. Students should match a Letter Card with its corresponding Mnemonic Card, and vice versa. A student that finds a match, and can correctly pronounce the sound, may keep the pair. Now let another student have a chance. Students should always tell you what the found: M as in Mustache. /t/ as in t-shirt. If a student didn’t find a match or got the sound wrong, have the students re-learn the sound, then put them both back on the floor. After the students collected all the matches, lay another batch of CAPIT Game Cards, and play again. Don't put too many cards at once. It's hard to remember that many cards.


GAME 3: MATCHING GAME 1,
PUT THE LETTER ON THE MNEMONIC

Take the CAPIT Game Cards, just the Mnemonic Cards, mix them up, and lay them on the floor facing up. Keep the Letter Cards in your hand. Call one student up. Give her a Letter Card, and ask her to put it on its corresponding Mnemonic Card. When the student finds the match, the student should say the sound and sit back down. Now ask another student to do the same.


GAME 4: MATCHING GAME 2,
PUT THE MNEMONIC ON THE LETTER

This game is the same as game 3 but in reverse order. Take the CAPIT Game Cards, just the Letter Cards, mix them up, and lay them on the floor facing up. Keep the Mnemonic Cards in your hand. Call one student up. Give her a Mnemonic Card, and ask her to put it on its corresponding Letter Card. When the student finds the match, the student should say the sound and sit back down. Now ask another student to do the same.


 

Extra Games

GAME 5: FIND THE SPELLING

Take some CAPIT Game Cards, just the Letter Cards, mix them up, and lay them on the floor facing up. Say a Sound, for example, /t/, and ask a student to find the Spelling. (“t” or/and “T”). The student should find the correct card, pick it up, and sit back down. He can lay the card in front of him where the other students can see it. Now call on another student to do the same. Repeat the process until the students collected all the cards. You can also reverse the process. Say: “The student with the /t/ Spelling should put their cards in the middle.” Repeat until all the cards are back on the floor.

GAME 6: SAME SOUND,
LOWERCASE & UPPERCASE

NOTE: You can only play this game with students who are familiar with (some) Lowercase and Uppercase letters

Take the CAPIT Game Cards, just the Letter Cards, both Lowercase, and Uppercase, mix them, and lay them on the floor facing up. Say a Sound, for example, /t/, and ask a student to find every /t/ Spelling, both “t” and “T.” The student should find the correct cards, pick them both up, and sit down. He can lay the cards in front of him where the other students can see them. Now call another student to do the same with a different Sound. Repeat the process until the students collected all the cards. You can now reverse the process. Say: “The student with the /t/ Spellings should put their cards in the middle.” Repeat until all the cards are back on the floor.

NOTE: The /k/ Sound has 4 Spelling Patterns: c, C, k, K.

 

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