Literacy PK-3

Systems Change


Games help students visualize new information and immerse themselves in the learning process. By engaging student Attention, games motivate students to develop meaningful connections with texts, content, explore Foundational Writing Skills, and can lead to positive memories of learning.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Interactive games, like match-game puzzles, allow learners to practice and assess their Vocabulary knowledge by matching words with their respective definitions. These fun games promote a positive emotional connection with learning and improve memory consolidation.
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    Learn how this word puzzle game incorporates spelling, phonemic awareness, and Vocabulary in a challenging but interactive way. Color-coding the consonants and vowels reinforces Alphabet Knowledge and letter recognition, and providing increasingly complex words supports deeper Vocabulary building.

  • Designing games for learners to practice their Decoding, Vocabulary, and Sight Recognition skills encourages students' Attention on practicing and improving. Through playful games, learners reinforce skills and concepts to promote further memory consolidation.
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