Print and laminate the set of cards that is best for your students. Or, to make for easy differentiation, print all three sets. Assign students their just right level when they are at the center. To play, place the cards in a basket. Students take turns drawing a card from the basket and saying the word. If the word is read correctly, the student can keep the word. If the student cannot read the word, the word is returned to the basket. When a student draws a pumpkin, all of his or her cards are returned to the basket.
Roll, Read, Keep Board To turn the pumpkin cards into a Roll, Read, Keep game, just print this board and remove the pumpkin cards.
To play: Students need a board, die and set of cards. Children begin by placing a card on each spot on the board. Once the die is rolled, students read the card that corresponds with the number. If the student can read the word, he or she keeps the card. If the student cannot read the word, the word is returned to the bottom of the stack.
Having a hard time figuring out how to store your center cards? We like to use a coupon holder like the one pictured. It is easy to use – even the kids can help you switch out the cards. AND… you can buy them in the dollar spot!