Welded Sounds in Orton-Gillingham can be a lot of fun to learn if you put some movement into it. On today’s post I am going to show you how to play the Welded Sounds Walk, a really fun Orton-Gillingham Game that the kids love to play.
- Construction Paper
- Index Cards
- Black Marker
How to Make It
Write one welded sound on each piece of construction paper and make 2-3 sets depending on how big you want to make the game. This game will work outside too if you need a lot of space.
Here is the list of welded sounds you will use:
ing ang ung ong ink ank unk onk
Write the following consonants on an index card. (b, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, y, z)
How to Play It
You will lay out the construction paper squares with the welded sounds written on them like a big giant game board. You can make any design you like and you can mix up the welded sounds so that they aren’t in any particular order. Circles work best in small spaces.
Then put one index card with a letter written on it face down on the left hand corner of each welded sound square. You want the index cards to be face down so that your child doesn’t see it.
Have your child stand at the very front of the game. The child will roll the dice. Then your child will walk on each square for the number that they rolled. Once they have moved the number of spaces they rolled, they will pick up the index card from the left hand corner. The child will blend the letter from the index card with the welded sound on the construction paper that they are standing on to form a word (it can be a nonsense word).
So… for example, if your child is standing on the square that says “ing” and they pick up the “s” index card, the child will say “sing.”
I like to use this particular Orton-Gillingham game with my students as a chance to review all of the welded sounds we have learned and mastered together already. You can also use it as an assessment tool to check out which welded sounds your students already knows and which ones they still need to work on.
Thank you so much for reading my post today! Let me know what you think of this activity in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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